3 Ways to Get in Front of Weak Commentary

Are you tired of dragging home stacks of bad rhetorical analysis essays? Are you writing the same thing over and over on drafts?

In this month’s free 90-minute webinar, we’re going to look closely at three ways to get in front of rhetorical analysis issues so you can get better commentary from your students, evaluate writing more efficiently, and leave school at school.

Device Hunting: Learn a strategy for getting students to think broadly right from the start.

Counterfeit Commentary: Learn how to differentiate among paraphrasing, repeating of a detail, and summarizing.

The Brick Wall: Learn how to nudge students forward when they’re stuck on commentary.

Choose the date that works best for you and click through to register. Attend LIVE and get a free sentence variety audit exercise for your students. Stick around until the Q&A for a chance to have me evaluate a set of your students’ essays this Fall.

Thursday, July 22, 2021 7:00 pm EDT

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 11:00 am EDT

rhetorical analysis commentary professional development

I’ve been teaching writing for 30 years.

I’ve taught thousands of students how to access their own commentary, and I’ve taught thousands of teachers how I did it.

There is an art and a science to teaching writing, and until we get a grip on both, we’re going to continue dragging home piles of really bad rough drafts. You can’t do that AND have a life.

Let’s work on that. Join me LIVE on this free webinar for some great tips that will help you teach writing more effectively. Hanging out live is so much more fun than a replay! Show up, and I’ll send you a sentence variety audit exercise for your students.

Angie Kratzer

I’m a recovering high school English teacher and curriculum specialist with a passion for helping teachers leave school at school. I create engaging, rigorous curriculum resources for secondary ELA professionals, and I facilitate workshops to help those teachers implement the materials effectively.