As an editor of the high school newspaper, the editor-in-chief of the high school literary magazine, and a college journalism major, I have clearly always been someone who doesn’t mind writing a research paper or an essay. In fact, I welcomed these assignments when I was still in school. I would pick a 10-page essay over a math test literally any day of the week. I’m a fast writer and I managed to get good grades on my papers even when I admittedly didn’t try very hard.
4th Grade STAAR Writing--For students who struggle with writing, break the process down into easy steps. Try these graphic organizers to help struggling kids write expository essays and be successful on the STAAR writing test. You can make these on anchor chart paper and teach students to draw them. You can also download them from The Pensive Sloth.