“essay writing” “Lucy Calkins”


After defining an essay topic through brainstorming, writers can be challenged to define three or four ways in which the defined topic is important or meaningful. For example, if I am choosing to characterize my husband, I might decide to elaborate on how wise he is, how funny he is, and how devoted he is to his family. At this point in the process, I have a thesis statement as well as supporting details. This…