Essay Basics 5: Developing Narrative Body Paragraphs

I hope you’ve watched Part 4 and are now ready for demonstrations! Click here to watch as I go through the process of writing a solid narrative paragraph: Here is a blank brainstorming table, if you’re interested: Developing a Narrative Body Paragraph – BLANK And then here are some other links you might find helpful: How … Read more

Essay Basics Pt. 2 – Essay Structure

Do you struggle with how to organize your essay? Then check out Essay Basics Part 2: Essay Structure. With permission from the author, I’m explaining some of Gretchen Bernabei’s instructional methods for text structures and kernel essays (if you HATE writing outlines with Roman numerals and all those letters and numbers, you’ll LOVE kernel essays!) … Read more

Essay Basics Pt. 1 – Modes of Writing

Welcome to a new series on essay writing! In this video, I go over the modes of writing – expository, descriptive, narrative, and argumentative – and how they can work together in an essay. For further reading on each mode, check out the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) website: Click here to support ELA Academy on Patreon!

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