Lesson: Create a focus statement

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Lesson Objective

SWBAT create a focus statement for their book review. (The focus statement is the insight or understanding they gained from the book.)

Lesson Plan

Aims:
SWBAT create a focus statement for their book review.  (The focus statement is the insight or understanding they gained from the book.)

Agenda:
  1. DOL
  2. Check HW
  3. Grammar
  4. Create a focus statement ***Last year this was really hard for the kids to do.  It needs a lot of modeling and guided practice.  See the Write Source book to be really sure you can write a focus statement, and have a few already to go in your WNB. 
  5. Try it!
  6. Writing partners check focus statements.
  7. Exit ticket w/ focus statement written on it. 
  8. H.W. 

Materials:
  • WNB
  • Each scholar needs the novel they are writing about
  • Chart paper showing the "formula" for a focus statement and examples. 
Mini-lesson:
Write Source pg. 294

Assessment:
Review of exit tickets

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