I'm going to be tutoring an eighth grade girl who needs help writing better essays for the SAT. I personally think one of the best ways to help someone write better is to give them things to read. I have lots of essays for high school students, but she's in the eighth grade. I have a short story in mind and a poem and a Pre-AP vocabulary list (all thematically tied together, more or less), but I'm at a loss as to essays. Does anybody have any ideas? Your suggestions will be much appreciated.
Some age-appropriate non-fiction might also be a good idea. Thanks.