Throughout this unit, you've read selections that explored the theme of crossing borders, including physical and cultural borders. You also wrote an informational essay about a cultural custom or tradition.
An effective informational essay includes the following elements:
an introduction with a clear thesis stating the writer’s main point
several supporting ideas that develop the main idea
specific details that provide additional information about those supporting ideas, such as facts, examples, or personal experiences
a conclusion that restates the writer’s main ideas
In this lesson, you will revise and edit your essay to produce a final, polished draft. Keep the elements listed above in mind as you compose your final draft