Reflection: Student Ownership Is It A Hurricane Or A Tornado? How Do They Compare? - Section 3: Guided practice

 

By comparing and contrasting tornadoes to hurricanes in a discussion format before writing, my students were able to better express their ideas when writing. I believe that by re-reading and sand highlighting the evidence in the informational text, the students were able to reinforce those close reading skills that were essential in writing their essays.

  Discussion before writing makes a world of difference
  Student Ownership: Discussion before writing makes a world of difference
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Is It A Hurricane Or A Tornado? How Do They Compare?

Unit 7: Tornadoes
Lesson 4 of 4

Objective: Compare and Contrast a hurricane to a tornado by writing an essay and citing evidence showing at least three similarities and two differences.

Big Idea: Extreme weather systems have many similarities and many differences.

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