Short Answer Basics Part 3 – Symbolism

Here’s part 3 of the series on short answer questions. In this video, I demonstrate how to analyze a symbol and write about it: Click here to download a worksheet for analyzing and writing about a symbol: SAQ – analyzing a symbol Click here to support ELA Academy on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ELAAcademy

Short Answer Basics Part 2 – Characterization

Next in the series on short answer questions: characterization. Check out the video: The handout for this one actually covers a different skill, but one I think is needed: how to make your paragraphs flow more smoothly. Click here to download: Paragraph Flow Handout If you missed part one of this series, be sure to watch … Read more Short Answer Basics Part 2 – Characterization

Short Answer Basics, Part 1 – Theme

Short answer questions, sometimes referred to as short essay questions, are very common: they are a mainstay of state standardized tests as well as teachers and college professors everywhere. But how do you answer them effectively? This video covers the basic elements of a good short answer response and provides a couple of examples: Here … Read more Short Answer Basics, Part 1 – Theme