One of the biggest issues students in ENG2P are experiencing is not having support or detail for their answers. Students need to take time to explain their answers.
Here’s a question:
What emotions did you experience while reading this story? Support your answer with evidence from the text and your own ideas.
Here’s a lower-level response:
Now here’s a Level 4 answer:
Notice the differences between the two answers. The second clearly restates the question, includes the student’s own ideas, and connects with the text in a way that ties everything together. This is what we are working towards.