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"What do I write next?"
"I don't know how to write an essay..."
"This is too hard."
Does these questions and statements sound familiar? Teaching writing isn't easy. Writing isn't really easy for anyone. Sure, it comes more nature to some, but impress upon your students the value of practice. The more you do something, the easier it becomes and the more confidence you gain as a result.
Provide students with this useful tool to guide them when they are feeling stuck. I have my students keep it in their class portfolio all year long. It's the resource that keeps giving. This one page "cheat sheet" uses an easy-to-remember acronym HIT TEAR TIE to guide students through the essay writing process. Additional resources included within it are a quote embedding chart and a list of dead words with "replace" options.
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