This year, I decided to teach this skill over a few days at the beginning of the year. I’ve never taught it like this before. I usually wait until I move into nonfiction and argument writing and then I mention the difference in the three, but I never teach it as its own lesson. However, this year I thought maybe knowing how to do each of these early on would help as we start working on answering open-ended questions.
Do you teach this skill as its own lesson? How’s it work for you?