Reflection: Complex Tasks Deciphering a Prompt to Build Strong Argumentative Writing - Section 3: Pick your prompt


Many of the prompts that students could choose from are very complicated. I worried about their complexity before we began this lesson and I'm still a little concerned.  Students were really struggling with them today.  Evaluating the prompts and categorizing them made it a little easier, but my lower ability students still struggled with understanding what to do.  Tomorrow, I am going to have to modify some of the prompts for a few students.  

  Student Conferences---Are these prompts too big?
  Complex Tasks: Student Conferences---Are these prompts too big?
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Deciphering a Prompt to Build Strong Argumentative Writing

Unit 11: Introducing The Building Blocks of Argumentation
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT comprehend literary nonfiction proficiently by deciphering ACT level writing prompts.

Big Idea: Students must be able to read a prompt well to write well.

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