These mini-interactive essays are perfect for the month of October! There are 3 essay projects to cover the three main writing types in the common core. The Common Core has three main writing types for 3rd to 6th grade.
First opinion writing for 3rd-5th (argumentative for 6th), then informative/explanatory writing, and last, narrative writing. In this product, there are three writing projects, with one project for each writing type!
- Opinion or Argumentative Writing Project: What is the best Halloween costume?
- Informative Writing Project: How to Carve a Pumpkin.
- Narrative Writing Project: The Scariest Moment of My Life.
Each writing project comes with a graphic organizer so students can get their ideas down before writing. Then, I suggest having students do a rough draft and some self or peer edits, and possibly teacher edits, depending on your time frame. Once all the rough drafts and edits are done, students can then write their essay, and put their projects together. I have included instructions sheets and pictures to help with the assembly process. Last, I have also included a writing Grading Rubric so you can grade the essays as needed.