Hi. Our class is nearing the state test of the long comp.!!!!! I am trying to let the students have more "independence" in writting the practice long comps. but they just seem to want to be guided along. We have gone our the 6 traits of writting and I have seen they can do it. This is my first year teaching in a grade that they need to write a long comp for the state test. I dont know what to do....should I help them more or see what they struggle with and focus on that for the next few mini -lessons??? But once again it seems like we are running out of time!!!