Reflection: Student Ownership Moving from Scaffolded Template to Writing Open Responses - Section 4: Wrap Up


Students saw a few patterns in their writing quickly and others were more difficult to articulate. Patterns most of them recognized included:

  • Everyone said it helps to use a template to organize what they need to write.
  • Some said they had difficulty with finding accurate evidence.
  • Many of the students said that typing the final draft helped them make final edits but understood that on the MCAS they will not be using a computer to write their open responses.

I was happy that they felt the PEE template helped organize their writing.  I pointed out that we will be practicing annotation which will make finding evidence in the text easier and quicker.


  Student Ownership: Patterns
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Moving from Scaffolded Template to Writing Open Responses

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT write an answer to an open response question which supports an analysis of the text, using clear, relevant, and accurate evidence.

Big Idea: How students write their the final draft to an open response for the short story "Sucker"

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
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