Hi all, Working on persuasive essays currently with my 7th graders and I'm finding it hard to draw the line between helping students with their writing and actually writing the essay for them. I have students that I conference with that say "I don't know what else to write" or "What else can I add". When I model for them (tell them a couple of ideas I would use as a writer, I find them just copying my sentence instead of coming up with their own ideas. How much help do middle schoolers need when it comes to writing essays in class? Thanks!