Student Learning Through Digital Essay Editing and Revision Using Google Docs

Revising a rough copy is one of the most important aspects of writing a strong essay.  It's not enough to know how to GO FROM OUTLINE TO ESSAY, one must be ready to revise, revise, and then revise some more.  Often times students find themselves struggling to add a paragraph or two to meet the … Continue reading Student Learning Through Digital Essay Editing and Revision Using Google Docs

Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book Street Fighter Origins: Akuma by Chris Sarracini and Joe Ng Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: Street Fighter Origins – Akuma

Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

These Comic Book Assignment Packages contain ASSIGNMENTS and HANDOUTS for each of the TEN KEY LITERACY SKILLS. They are arranged to be delivered to students in order to create and build upon strong foundational knowledge. Buy the Related Book DMZ: Book One by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli Understanding the Lessons Each lesson is arranged … Continue reading Comic Book Assignment Package: DMZ Book One

The Importance of Supporting Your Claims with Evidence

When writing an essay it's not enough to simply make claims; you need to support your claims with evidence.  Supporting evidence can take many forms, but it often comes in the form of embedded quotations.  English courses typically rely on MLA standards when using quotations in papers.  While many students are aware that they need … Continue reading The Importance of Supporting Your Claims with Evidence

The Problem with Five Paragraph Essays: Understanding they do Not Exist in the Wild

The Five Paragraph Essay is an artificial construct that does not exist in the wild.  No one will ask you to write a five paragraph essay outside of high school.  No author sits around writing five paragraph essays.  It doesn't matter if you call them hamburger essays, or nacho essays.  The five paragraph essay does … Continue reading The Problem with Five Paragraph Essays: Understanding they do Not Exist in the Wild

Teaching How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay

Having already taught your students how to write a FIVE SENTENCE COMPARISON PARAGRAPH you have the base materials required to construct a Five Paragraph Essay Outline. While the Five Paragraph Essay is far from the best form for students to express their ideas, the organizational skills learned while writing a five paragraph essay will built the … Continue reading Teaching How to Write a Five Paragraph Essay