You can see all the children’s activities I have posted as part of the 21 Challenge by clicking on the tag 21 Challenge here.
******** My 13 year old has two exams tomorrow, one of which is English.
For example, lets assume the objective of your essay is to write an overview. However, if the objective or your essay is to write a specific analysis, then "RUSSIA" would be far too general a topic.
You'll need to narrow down your topic to something like "Russian Politics: Past, Present and Future" or "Racial Diversity in the Former USSR". Or to education about a person, place, thing or idea?
This is the format we used for a text response essay: Topic sentence – main idea using key word from question Explain – characters or scenes that explain this idea Evidence – 3 examples or quotes from text Link back to question (words like therefore, due to this, thus) While the TEEL essay structure does have its critics, it is encourage by my son’s school to use as a base for their essay writing.
I think it does work well as kids are starting to learn to put together more cohesive arguments.
The results from this can be okay, but with some planning could be even better.
This weekend I worked with our son to create a template for a TEEL Essay Structure he could use when doing practice questions.
This post on the Teel Essay Structure is part of my 21 Challenge.
I am taking The 21 Challenge to raise money to support homeless and at-risk young people in Australia.