Teaching Time-Savers to Reach ALL Learners!
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Mrs. Spangler in the Middle — Text-based Essays

Struggling Writer Hacks

Elizabeth Spangler Text-based Essays Video Lessons

Struggling Writer Hacks

In Florida, we teach text-based essay writing.  Some people call this evidence-based writing.  No matter how you slice it, there are some students that just plain struggle.   So, to help them, I came up with a mnemonic system to help them remember the structure of such an essay.   We always begin with informative essays and here are the mnemonics I use:   Introduction = HAT: Hook:  TAGS (title, author, genre and a short summary of the texts) Arch - a bridge sentence that gives a "fun fact" that connects the text to the thesis Thesis:  Answer to the prompt with the...

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