Essay Basics Pt. 3 – Generating Ideas

Do you or your students sit down to an essay prompt and discover that you have no ideas? Watch this video for some ways to prepare ideas ahead of time:

Click here to download the Essay Oasis handout: Essay Oasis

Click here to download the Essay Oasis Development handout: Essay Oasis Development

I can’t recommend these books by Gretchen Bernabei and her co-authors highly enough:

  • Crunchtime by Gretchen Bernabei, Jayne Hover, and Cynthia Candler:
  • The Story of My Thinking: Expository Writing Activities for 13 Teaching Situations by Gretchen Bernabei and Dorothy Hall:–The

And here are some free reproducibles that go with each book, from the publisher (scroll down to Companion Resources):

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