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Works for Me Wednesdays: Outlines for Writing

Just a quick thing for Works for Me Wednesday this week--

When I was in grade 9, my history teacher taught us how to write essays. She drilled it into our heads so much that we couldn't forget: thesis statement, three points, topic sentence for each, concluding sentence. She also drummed the proper way to write a book report into our heads, too. Don't retell the plot: analyze the book. I hated her with a passion. And now, looking back, she was my favourite teacher. She helped me immeasurably.

I've taken what she taught and turned it into outlines for book reports and essays that you can download for FREE here. They're great for grades 5-12. I use them in our homeschool, but even if your kids aren't homeschooled, if you want them to write awesome essays, or help them plan book reports, they'll be useful! Just pick them up here. (scroll down for the links).

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At 2:30 PM , Blogger Melissa said…

My ninth grade English teacher was a stickler for perfect grammar. I didn't appreciate it at the time, but now I do. My grammar isn't nearly perfect, but sometimes I can almost hear Mrs. M saying "Horrors!" when I slip up.

Thanks for these outlines. My 6th-grader has great ideas but stalls when it's time to put them on paper. I hope this helps!


At 4:16 PM , Blogger ~*Michelle*~ said…

YAY! I just bookmarked that link....thanks so much!

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