Distinguish "Reasons" from "Evidence"

Distinguish "Reasons" from "Evidence"

Distinguish “Reasons” from “Evidence” Sept 19, 2017 | [Writing] FAQ: How do you help students distinguish between “reasons” and “evidence”? ANSWER: When preparing to write an opinion, persuasive, or argumentative piece,...
Clarify Developed Versus Details

Clarify Developed Versus Details

Clarify “Developed” Versus “Details” April 18, 2017 | [Writing] “Developed” writing includes ideas that are elaborated and supported. Developed writing includes reasons or ideas backed up with specifics, proof, and evidence revealed...
Develop Paragraphs–One Sentence at a Time

Develop Paragraphs–One Sentence at a Time

The paragraph is the building block of solid writing. A paragraph (or set of paragraphs) develops a part of the topic; it explains a facet of the topic. Strong writing includes multiple facets of a bigger idea explored among several paragraphs. However, writing a...
Crescendo to the Strongest Persuasive Reason

Crescendo to the Strongest Persuasive Reason

Crescendo to the Strongest Persuasive Reason April 16, 2017 | [Writing] Persuasive writing requires students to provide reasons to back up their opinion/thesis. Those reasons belong in the middle of the writing and follow an intentional order. In the past, you may...