Here’s an excerpt:
I’m going to share that quote with my students, and ask them to respond to this writing prompt:
What does Ta-Nehisi Coates say is the best part of writing? To what extent do you agree or disagree with what he believes? To support your position, be sure to include specific examples drawn from your own experience, your observations of others, or any of your readings.
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