Composition

COMING MID-SEPTEMBER! Once upon a time there was a Narrative Essay. It still exists today and, like a good story, this guide has a beginning, a middle, and an end. We start with the personal narrative, move on to the fictional narrative, and end with the College Essay. K-12   Read More
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The difference between “persuasion” and “argumentation” is that the former convinces someone to act differently; the latter convinces someone to think differently.  Read More
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This guide is used with one of our most popular workshops, Teaching Expository/Informational Writing in English Language Arts and Content-Area Classes.  Read More
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Fifteen years ago, Jane Schaffer Enterprises published Teaching the Multiparagraph Essay: A Sequential Nine-Week Unit. 3rd edition. Jane began working on the fourth edition in 2005, but had not completed it when she passed away in 2010.  Read More
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This curriculum unit offers tested and proven materials for teaching style analysis to both Advanced Placement® English and Pre-AP®/Honors English classes.  Read More
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The purpose of a unit on timed writings and essay exams is to prepare students to write under pressure and complete a first-draft composition within a limited time.  Read More
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For many decades in English classrooms, writing instruction tended to follow a common pattern: teachers assigned essays each Monday, collected them the following Friday, and in the meantime devoted class time to other activities--which most often meant reading and discussing literature in antholo  Read More
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