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Writing Workshop: Compare-Contrast Essay

Which is the most effective topic for a compare-and-contrast essay?
Varied Messages from Class Presidential Candidates
Look at the graphic, which describes the steps of analyzing a writing prompt.

Which word best completes the graphic?

Choose the group of sentences that best demonstrates sentence fluency.
First, I went to the park with my neighbor. Soon after, my hands got dirty in the sand pit; however, everything was okay because I had so much fun.
I went to the mall after school; ______, I did not have much money to spend.

Which transitional word would best completes the sentence?

Which statement is the best thesis for a compare-and-contrast essay?
Both billboards use effective slogans, but the one with the photograph of the overflowing landfill is the most convincing.
What two elements does a thesis statement need to contain?
the topic and the writer’s viewpoint
Write a persuasive essay about an environmental issue that could be addressed to our town council members. Your idea should propose a student-led initiative that impacts our community.

Who is the intended audience for this writing assignment?

local government officials
Which is the most effective topic for a compare-and-contrast essay?
The Most Effective Campaign Advertisements
Studying a foreign language is an enriching experience; I am greatful for my years of Spanish instruction.

What word from the draft is misspelled?

We nailed down the ______ so we could use it as a table for picture frames.

Determine the correct homophone.