"What do you mean I can't say 'I am going to tell you about...'??!??!?! What else am I supposed to say????"
How often have you heard that as a teacher? This is an easy, formulaic way to write a topic sentence that eliminates those statements that make our skin crawl as teachers. It's also very easy for students to remember. This is a WONDERFUL strategy for prepping students for NCLB writing.
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