From Outline to Essay

This is the final lesson in a unit of study about persuasive writing. In this lesson students see how an outline can be turned into an essay. The final lesson in the icivics unit on persuasive writing. Students make direct connections between the format of an outline and the organization in an essay. Using side-by-side examples, students see how the outline translates into a written product. They also see examples of complex sentences in action. At the end of this lesson, students begin their rough drafts.


Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3003.3.1
Write in a variety of modes, with particular emphasis on persuasion, for different purposes and audiences.
CLE 3003.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, well-constructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect...
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Learning objectives: 

The student will:

  • Deconstruct an essay by color-coding its parts.
  • Compare an outline and an essay by color-coding the same information in both.
  • Write the rough draft of an essay.

Lesson Variations

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