Reflection: Trust and Respect Creating a Strong Concluding Sentence - Section 3: Independent Practice


As I've mentioned in the previous section, I have some very advanced students.  I put these students to work when they finish early.  I assign them to a student who needs more support and have them peer tutor that student.  They LOVE doing this and they are really helpful.  When we started our writing process I had to train my students how to help others.  I didn't want the peer tutors doing all the work for the other student.  I also didn't want them to belittle a student who might be having trouble. Over the course of the year, I've set up a culture of respect in my classroom where students understand that everyone learns at different rates and that we never make fun of each other if someone is having a problem with a particular skill.  I've put this video in one of my other lessons but in case you haven't seen it I've included this for you here: Creating a Safe and Accepting Classroom Community.mp4.

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Creating a Strong Concluding Sentence

Unit 20: Expository Writing About Elephants
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT identify different ways of crafting strong concluding sentences and create their own effective concluding sentences for their informational paragraphs.

Big Idea: Today we are learning specific ways we can write effective concluding sentences in our nonfiction pieces.

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