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Student Handout to Facilitate the 1st Rough Draft

I Have a Dream Essay

For each paragraph you will have the following:
  • One Introduction sentence:
    I have a dream for (myself, my country, my world, my family, or my school).


  • One Topic Sentence: (Tell what your dream is)

    _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

  • Three or more supporting sentences:
    (Give three or more reasons why you want this dream to come true. If you have more than three sentences use the back)

    1. _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
    2. _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________
    3. _____________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

  • One Concluding sentence: (Sum up or retell your dream)

    _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________

    You will have a minimum of 6 sentences for each paragraph.

    Your name __________________________________________

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    This page was created on Feb 20, 1997.
    (c) Thomas C. and Mary L. O'Haver, 1997