Balance Between Meaning And Format


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A great example quest which sends out this like sample essay which is the student talking about his relationship with his dad do you all remember this and it is like and he ends it by essentially saying like I hate him I hope I never see him again like it is just really really […]

March 31, 2018

Stick to the Subject Matter


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Whatever you write it must be totally relevant to the subject matter and what I was telling you about your introductory note in the planning stage you just have to write the key words but when you write it and when you need to expand it and in the SE you expand the s aspherical […]

March 25, 2018

Persuasive Essay Publishing


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Complete the final copy of your persuasive essay.  Be sure to re-read it one last time before you hand it CHECKLIST: □ Pre-write Organizer □ TYPED in 12 point BLACK* □ Final copy neatly presented □ 1 or 1 ½ inch margins □ Rough Draft with Edits and Revisions □ Double-spaced □ Grading Rubric (this […]

February 27, 2018

Persuasive Essay Writing Tips


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In persuasive writing, a writer takes a position FOR or AGAINST an issue and writes to convince the reader to believe or do something.  Persuasive writing is often used in advertisements to get the reader to buy a product. It is also used in essays and other types of writing to get the reader to […]

February 25, 2018

Compare/Contrast ECR—How to Organize Your Essay


Essay Writing Practice

Writing a compare/contrast essay (ECR) is similar to writing a compare/contrast SCR. The main difference is that it’s longer, and therefore more in-depth. This essentially means that you need to come up with more support for your reasoning. An ECR should be at least five paragraphs, and each paragraph should have at least four sentences. […]

February 17, 2018

Plot Analysis Essay Guide


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Use the guide below to help you guide your rough draft.  THE ITALICIZED sentences are ones you can/should use (copy) into your essay.  You may write notes below to brain storm, then begin your rough draft on lined paper. Introduction Paragraph: (3-5 sentences) Thesis:  Rudyard Kipling’s story “Rikki Tikki Tavi” is a story about ___________________________ […]

January 17, 2018

Closing the Gap in Student Performance Part 2


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So, we come back to the issue of time on task.  Here in Florida we experimented with classes that tripled the time for low performers within the school day to work on reading and/or mathematics since these are the core skills needed and the subjects of accountability tests.  We called these efforts immersion programs, and […]

January 5, 2018

Closing the Gap in Student Performance Part 1


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No Children Left Behind is the current, national priority in K-12 public education.  And, while there are sub-text strategies and objectives, what it all boils down to is how to close the persistent gap by raising skills of the lowest student performers.  Yet, it seems that the current strategies are doomed to failure as they […]

January 3, 2018