Reflection: Student Ownership Mentor Text: Conventions of Writng - Punctuation - Section 3: Sharing our Writing


Students gain ownership when they understand the purpose of learning.  In this case, students not only learn that correct punctuation is necessary in writing for good grades, but they also gain the deeper understanding that punctuation imitates speech and makes our writing clearer.  It shows where readers pause between words, tone of voice, and inflections; it affects meaning.  This is the true concept that students should understand once they realize that speaking, listening, writing, and reading are interrelated. Students share this knowledge when they begin discussing Conventions of print.

  Student Ownership: Why Use Punctuation
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Mentor Text: Conventions of Writng - Punctuation

Unit 12: Mentor Texts
Lesson 12 of 13

Objective: SWBAT use standard conventions of writing, specifically punctuation marks.

Big Idea: How do mentor texts help develop conventions in writing?

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, writing conventions, six traits writing , mentor text, literary device
  60 minutes
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