Building an Essay
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This stAIR project explains how to write an essay. The parts of an essay are introduced.  There is a section on maintaining focus on the thesis statement. Lastly, there is a section on paragraphing.  There are self-checks along the way to make sure students are understanding the material.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: March 01, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 26, 2014
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Submitter: Molly Beer
Keywords: supporting sentences, topic sentence, thesis statement, focus, conclusion, essay, paragraphing, introduction

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Language: English
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Avatar for Daniel Beuchert
4 years ago

Daniel Beuchert (Teacher (K-12))

I really enjoy this stair project. It has good interactive features and flows easily. I know where to go and it is well organized to the topics being covered. The quizzes help make sure that you've learned what you need to. There are good examples given within the lesson of what is correct, and what needs improvement. This can help the students better understand what they can do in their own writing to spruce it up. The visuals in the lesson are also functional - not only adding some color to the lesson but adding depth and perspective to the subject matter. After this lesson, students having seen good and bad examples of writing, they should be better prepared for their essay assessment compared to a "traditional" lesson on essays.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes

Avatar for Melissa White
4 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

This is a neat project. Thanks for submitting.


Avatar for Jeannine Baum
4 years ago

Jeannine Baum (Teacher (K-12))

I think you did a fantastic job covering the content. You used scaffolding well to build upon ideas from a paragraph to an essay. You incorporated the pictures and graphics in well. The humor was also a nice touch. I liked that students were offered the opportunity to study and review before moving on. You also worked well from defining a term to determining an example. The exercise for students to write their own paragraph was a great way to assess their understanding before you assign an essay. The only downfall for me is that I would consider using this with older students perhaps through ninth grade; however, the first slide is labeled for sixth grade. Even though they could benefit from it, some of my students might be insulted if I asked them to out the lesson and they read that. Overall, I think it will keep students attention, uses various instructional strategies and uses the technology well.  One thing that might be useful would be to offer a printable notes or defintion sheet although you could ask students to take notes as they went through the tutorial.  You may also want to include benchmarks.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 minutes