Episode 246: Get Your Students to Rock their Text-Dependent Paragraphs with this Strategy - EB Academics

Episode 246: Get Your Students to Rock their Text-Dependent Paragraphs with this Strategy

In today’s episode, we dive into a topic that many teachers have been asking about: getting your students to rock their text-dependent paragraphs. Whether it’s for a quiz, an in-class assignment, or their homework, we have a mini framework that will help your students excel in their short-response writing. Even if you don’t follow our specific framework for writing (the EBW approach), the steps we share are essential for any writing classroom. 

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Tune in now to hear:

  • [00:00:54] Caitlin and Jessica discuss how to help students write strong text-dependent paragraphs in today’s episode.
  • [00:03:47] Providing students with a framework for writing is key, even when we ask them to write short responses. Listeners are introduced to a mini framework for organizing text-dependent responses that they can use in their own classrooms..
  • [00:06:57] Caitlin and Jessica walk through an example with the classic story, “The Little Red Hen.” This basic example of the framework can be applied to more complex texts.
  • [00:10:47] This framework is based on the EBW approach and improves students’ writing and engagement.
  • [00:24:29] Listeners are encouraged to be sure to listen to next week’s episode: a Q&A answering teachers’ most burning ELA questions.

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