Middle School Essay Writing

Welcome To The Essay

Course Overview

Students enjoy learning to write when they have stimulating writing assignments, timely feedback, and are provided with a writing process which helps them.

Students learn structure that helps them express themselves in writing narrative and expository essays.  With writing assignments such as “please describe the most disgusting meal that you’ve ever eaten”, this course will strengthen your student’s ability to write a well structured effective essay.

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Course Objectives

Unit 1 – Expository Paragraphs

Students write a well-constructed expository paragraph

Unit 2 – Narrative Paragraphs

Students create a colorful narrative paragraph

Unit 3 – Narrative Essay

Students write a narrative essay using an outline or graphic organizer about an event in their lives

Unit 4 – Narrative Essay with Descriptive Language

Students use descriptive language to write a narrative about the most disgusting meal they have ever eaten

Unit 5 – Narrative Essay with Dialogue

Students write a narrative using dialogue to tell about a time they disagreed with a friend

Unit 6 – Expository Essay

Students write a five-paragraph expository essay

Unit 7 – Expository Essay Using Research

Students write an expository essay based upon research they do using a variety of sources

Unit 8 – Narrative and Expository Essays

Students write both a narrative essay and an expository essay to round out the eight-week course