Episode 235: If Your Students Only Write One Essay this Year, THIS is the One! - EB Academics

Episode 235: If Your Students Only Write One Essay this Year, THIS is the One!

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On this episode of Teaching Middle School ELA, Caitlin and Jessica focus on teaching writing and share a proven approach to teaching literary analysis. They discuss the positive impact of this approach on student growth and test score results. The episode emphasizes the importance of consistency and using text-dependent writing prompts to create a framework for students to build upon and respond to complex questions and text. Listeners will hear Caitlin and Jessica share personal stories and experiences from the classroom, giving valuable insights into the teaching process.

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  • [00:02:12] Caitlin and Jessica welcome listeners to this episode focused on teaching literary analysis writing. Listeners are invited to a free workshop hosted by EB Academics all about this topic. Sign up for the workshop at EBteacher.com/writing.
  • [00:07:54] Teaching literary analysis is important as it helps students excel in all types of writing. It is the foundation for essays such as argumentative and persuasive, and it makes writing less daunting. Using the EB approach to literary analysis, students continually get stronger in their writing throughout the year.
  • [00:12:08] Continual and consistent literary analysis essay writing is key for student improvement and teacher ease. Using a consistent framework over multiple grade levels improves student response to complex questions.
  • [00:16:50] Listeners are encouraged to attend the free workshop presented by EB Academics to learn more about this approach to teaching literary analysis and get free resources.

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Then, pick the date you’re going to teach it in your classroom, and sit back while you watch as your students show up to your classroom pumped about what the day holds…and gush about your class to their parents on the car ride home!

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