Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Biography: Biography Speech - Section 2: Independent Practice


This assignment required students to recall and apply skills learned in previous lessons about irregular verbs. English verbs, particularly irregular verbs, are a challenge for my English language learners. If their famous person was deceased, they had to write their speech in the past tense (with the exception of the first line).  This student remembered that the past tense of know is known, but had to ask assistance for fought. Still, the fact that he knew the past tense, fighted, did not sound right demonstrated growth. It is not important that my students are correct 100% of the time, but to recognize errors and seek out the answers.

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Irregular Verbs Revisited
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Biography: Biography Speech

Unit 1: Biography Tea
Lesson 14 of 17

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing.

Big Idea: Students write speeches as they take on the persona of their famous person for our Biography Tea.

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