Sentence expanding helps students write strong, clear, and detailed sentences. Teach students this writing technique through explicit instruction.
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By conducting a root cause analysis, schools and districts can identify the fundamental reasons for a literacy challenge. Learn the three types of root causes and how to verify you have actually identified the root causes.
Teachers can help students become better writers by teaching and encouraging practice of the mechanics of writing, as well as establishing an environment that motivates them to write.