Your students have the basics of writing an essay, but they lack elaboration. This Powerpoint teaches students an acronym--"FRIES"--to help them remember what should be included in their paragraphs in order to add abundant support:
S=Statistics and Sensory Details
I attended a workshop a couple of years ago and was taught this acronym. I created this PowerPoint as an introduction to "FRIES". I was amazed how much my students' writing improved.
"I'd like some FRIES with that!" A Fun Way to Add Support to Your Writing
by Tonya Davis
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