Learning to write essays well requires learning a number of preliminary writing skills, followed by learning the different types of essays and how to plan them. Teaching essay writing requires knowing how to break down those skills and build up to enabling students to write effective essays. The following sections on how to teach essay writing provide suggestions on where to start, an overview of necessary writing skills, and steps on how to plan and write an essay.
What's your opinion on methods for teaching essay writing to high school students with specific learning disabilities whose literacy levels are around the 4th grade level or below? Like a few posters before me, I find that abstraction and what many would consider more "creative" writing structures leave these students frustrated and unwilling to participate. Understand that I am referring to High School Juniors who have difficulty writing in complete paragraphs.
How to Teach Essay Writing - The Write Foundation
I wanted to teach essay writing in an engaging way. The kids really enjoyed the program. I think it’s a great program and I intend to use it again this coming year. If the kids like it, and they did, that’s success! When programs are this good, I don’t mind giving credit where credit is due.