Hello all! After returning from Christmas break, I'll be introducing the academic essay to my students. The topic to go along with the essay will be bullying and how it bothers people physically, mentally, and socially. Upon returning to school, we'll work through facts/myths about bullying, read a short story and answer some comprehension questions about a student who is bullied, and we'll even be doing some role playing. Now, I've already taught my students proper paragraph format. They seem to have a wonderful grasp on it (here's hoping it is still there when we return!). I guess my question is, what other items should I teach to go along with the essay? I was thinking note taking, citations, and things of those nature. Thanks for your help in advance!