The most overlooked and underutilized key to improving student writing is pre-writing. Students often skip it, and their writing shows this. The result is a long, rambling written response that is at best underdeveloped and at worst missing the task presented in the prompt.
PFAT is a quick, simple pre-writing strategy that students should do before they even begin brainstorming or outlining. It helps them accurately analyze the prompt so that they know that all the effort they put into an assignment is on target.
This product includes a teacher presentation and student notes page. I also included an MOV video of the teacher presentation. This video can be placed on your class website for students who were absent or who need some review.
This product is an essential piece of any effective adolescent writing program.