Ep 73: Are You Still Teaching Writing This Way? Enough Already! - EB Academics

Ep 73: Are You Still Teaching Writing This Way? Enough Already!

If you don’t have a solid plan for teaching writing, your students will continue to struggle and you will continue to drown in grading piles of mediocre essays.  Learn new strategies and walk into class with a solid game plan for teaching writing with the EB Writing Program. Add your name to the waitlist by clicking here: Three Essentials for Teaching Literary Analysis

We hear from so many teachers who struggle to help their students produce quality writing. Too often, they feel frustrated, overwhelmed by the amount of feedback they need to provide, and stressed about low scores. 

Have you been there? Do you feel disappointed in students’ work after almost every writing assignment? If so, we get it, and we know why your students aren’t achieving the results you want them to. Fortunately, we also have the solution you’re looking for. Literary analysis writing is a skill that requires practice on the students’ part, but it also requires better writing instruction than we were taught to provide. 

When Jessica and I changed the way we taught writing to the EBW Approach, our students’ outcomes wildly improved. No matter how inexperienced your students may be with academic writing, the simple framework and approach we created will elevate your students’ writing and help them achieve results you can’t yet imagine. 

Get the strategies to change the writing game in your classroom by adding your name to the EB Writing Program Waitlist by clicking here: Three Essentials for Teaching Literary Analysis.

Tune in now to hear:

  • [00:35] The method for teaching writing that has to go.
  • [02:328] Where the “hamburger method” does have a place in the classroom
  • [03:00] Why giving students specifics elevates their writing
  • [05:10] How to break down each individual component of literary analysis for students
  • [07:40] Why our teaching method is similar to other frameworks but takes students’ writing even further 
  • [10:10] Glowing feedback from teachers who currently use the EBW Approach
  • [10:50] All about our FREE mini-course called Three Essentials for Teaching Literary Analysis 

Click here to listen now!

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  • I want to incorporate the weekly writing prompts for the first time this year. What academic vocabulary would be correct for the parts of those paragraphs?

    • Hi Tammy!

      I love that you want to incorporate more writing in the classroom! When teaching literary analysis, (or as we say, responses to literature) the terminology we use includes: premise, introduction to evidence, evidence, and justification. I hope this helps! And for graphic organizers, lots of student practice, and more, join our writing course! 🙂


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