Homework/Extension: Write a paragraph that summarizes your group’s discussion and answer the following question: how did discussing your topic with other people help you plan for writing? Bring in paragraph for tomorrow (Day 4).
Evidence of Accomplishment/Student work: Paragraph that identifies possible applications to the writing prompt.
Fourth Lesson in a Weeklong Series of Five Lessons Lesson Objective: To use the writing process by performing the prewriting activity of annotating texts and taking notes.
Aim: To annotate a passage in preparation for writing an essay in response to the prompt, “To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.”
ELA Standard:ELA HS Writing Core Performance Indicators: Use the writing process (e.g. prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, and editing) and Use prewriting activities (e.g., brainstorming, freewriting, note taking, outlining, and paragraphing).
Materials: Two photo-copied passages from the current text, suggested from Day 3’s small group discussions (in which students had discussed possible examples).