When I first started teaching English, I fumbled through how to teach the essay process, blindly leading my students and ultimately not developing the best writers. After 17 years of teaching writing to middle school and high school students, I've crafted and honed a quote analysis process that's improved students' ability to interpret well-selected quotes on a deeper level. I've also helped students break free from the five-paragraph essay formula by teaching them how to better paragraph. Using the easily accessible Brothers Grimm version of "Cinderella" as the core literature and a few quotes from THE CATCHER IN THE RYE, this step-by-step system for supporting an essay's argument will give you a standard process to help your students succeed! This 25 slide PowerPoint is especially helpful for NEW English/Language Arts teachers!