This Powerpoint show is simply a writing strategy called "Strike it Rich" that my wife and I developed one day while cooking in the kitchen. It offers students a way to remember the steps of creating good short and extended response writing answers. Teach this to your students, review it with them, and allow the "Strike it Rich" strategy to help students become better writers. It really has made a difference in my classrooms. As a bonus it also includes the "Finding the Golden Nugget" strategy for answering more difficult multiple choice questions. This gives students another strategy to use to be successful.