Reflection: Staircase of Complexity Drafting the Third Draft - Section 1: Lesson Opener


When I have students use sentence starters or prompts, I am thinking about them in two ways; 1) to give them prompts they will actually use in much of their future writing or 2)give them prompts to help them construct their writing, but the future goal is to not use them. The analysis prompts are an example of my second example. When students go to 8th grade, I don't want them stating, "this pieces of evidence proves..." I just want them to prove it! It is a goal by the end of the year to get them to show instead of tell their thinking with analysis. 

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Drafting the Third Draft

Unit 13: Literary Essay Part Three; drafting, finalizing and celebrating a comparative literary essay.
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT write a third essay in order to practice supporting their claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence while comparing texts.

Big Idea: Three texts, one claim.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Proces
  45 minutes
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