Start and End Persuasive Pieces

Start and End Persuasive Pieces

Start and End Persuasive Pieces Nov 10, 2017 | [Writing] Most students know that their book reviews, persuasive letters, and argumentative essays need to have an introduction. The problem is–they struggle to write one that isn’t literal. Hello, I’m...
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,...
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...
Write Endings That Don’t Merely Summarize

Write Endings That Don’t Merely Summarize

The sign of a strong ending or conclusion is not necessarily one that fits a 3-5 sentence recipe. We’ve all read great endings that were one sentence long and great endings that were five sentences long. We’ve all read wretched endings that were one...