It is very possible that today’s podcast episode will completely contradict a major component of the way you teach literary analysis.
In the episode, we reveal our third game-changing strategy for teaching Evidence-Based Writing, and we’re asking you to take a breath, suspend judgement for a moment, and allow us to walk you through exactly why we believe in this strategy, even though it goes against the grain.
Wondering about the first and second strategies we share?
- Check out Episode 33: Hook and introduce Students to Literary Analysis (with a print-and-teach freebie!)
- Listen to Episode 34: Eliminate Students’ Writers Block!
This intentional teaching strategy was born from complete and utter overwhelm – overwhelmed students and overwhelmed teachers. Can you relate?
Do you dread the process of teaching literary analysis because every time you assign the prompt, class spirals into a storm of blank stares, off-task behavior, frustrated students, and the desire to clone yourself 25 times?
Do you end class completely exhausted from desperately trying to assist a room full of children who don’t know how to identify a strong piece of textual evidence, aren’t sure how to integrate a quote into a paragraph, and don’t know how to demonstrate the evolution of a character or plot element throughout a piece of text?
Yup. We’ve been there too.
Just thinking about those days gives me a headache! Luckily, teaching literary analysis does NOT have to be that way!
In today’s episode we’ll cover:
- [0:15] Hear a recap of Episode 33 and 34 & about the work we’re doing in a Bay Area school teaching our Online Professional Development Course: Writing Instruction, a Proven Approach!
- [2:50] Learn about a new FREE mini training video, Juggling the Art of Justification, created specifically so that you can help your students improve their analysis skills.
- [5:22] Discover the game-changing strategy we use to eliminate student and teacher overwhelm when writing an evidence-based response.
- [14:50] Gain access to our upcoming online course, Writing Instruction, a Proven Approach and improve the way you teach writing forever!
Malia, you just made my day! It is always my goal to leave listeners with a meaningful and easy-to-implement strategy by the end of each episode. I’m so glad we can connect through the podcast!
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