Taking Action

Some people see a problem and ignore it while others take on the challenge of trying to make a difference in the world.

You will write an informational essay or exposition describing a plan to help solve or alleviate a societal issue or problem. 


Think of a problematic issue in your community, nation, or even your world. Use the following questions to plan your essay.

  • Describe your issue. Why is it a problem?
  • What actions are you going to take to help alleviate this problem?
  • How will your actions make a positive impact?

Taking Action Plan


  • What you plan to do what you hope/expect will happen as a result of your actions.
  • What you are doing and what has happened so far as a result of your actions.
  • What you did and the result of your actions.


Your essay must feature at least 2 paragraphs.

  • Your first paragraph will introduce the reader to your topic.
  • You have a few options for the remaining paragraph(s)
    • One paragraph featuring actions and impacts
    • Two paragraphs – one about actions and the other about impacts
    • Two or Three paragraphs – each focusing on a specific action and its impacts
  • You can end your essay with a concluding sentence at the end of the last paragraph or you can create a short concluding paragraph.




Grade 7 Writing Rubric