Your students will develop more confidence in their writing as they use this guide to answer open-ended or constructed response questions. They use this throughout the year, and you can use it from year to year.
My students each have this guide at their desks as they are answering their questions. The three page guide walks them through the way to answer their open-ended or constructed response questions. Included are different ways to start their sentences to provide textual evidence (using direct quotes or paraphrasing). Examples of the types of connections they can make are also listed. They also have examples available to them about how to start the sentences that make these connections. There is also a graphic organizer included that matches the guide and guides them through each step.
I have found that once my students are comfortable with this framework that then they feel free to start taking more creative risks with their writing. I love to watch them soar!
Thanks so much
For the Love of Literature