The Theme Writing Strategy - Informative includes 5 lessons. Lesson 1 is a review of the TOWER steps and diagram. Students will learn how to write essays using Compare, Contrast, Cause, and Effect formats. Looking through the "How Much Time" section for each lesson, it appears it might take over 40 days to complete this strategy. Time is needed for instructional days, for students to research and write essays, and for the teacher to provide feedback for each lesson. The example essay for this strategy is based on "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Prerequisite: Students should have completed the Fundamentals of Paragraph Writing Strategy.