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This unit was designed for a class of students who have failed the STAAR English I EOC multiple times. Many of the students are struggling readers and writers which means that they enter my classroom with large gaps in their knowledge. Some can write well and just need to know how to write an essay designed to pass the EOC. Others cannot write in complete sentences and completely shut down when tasked with a major writing assignment. This unit is break down the task of essay writing into manageable steps. While a student will not be able to write a perfect essay after completing this unit, the hope is that he or she will be much more comfortable with the writing process and have a basic understanding of what separates good writing from bad.

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