Lesson 8: From Outline... to Essay!


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.

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.