Reflection: Checks for Understanding Preparing to Write a Synthesis Essay Day 1: A Summary and Questions - Section 2: Review Model Summary and Writing


Well, the summaries give me great optimism for tomorrow's discussions and their future essays (see samples), but it took a while to get there--the printer in the library didn't work, and the network was acting funny.  I ended up having students email me their summaries, which I later printed on another printer, and then tracked them all down during my prep period so they all had what they needed for tonight in preparation for tomorrow's activities.  Had I not been able to print, I would have had students respond to their group members' summaries in class first, and everything would have been pushed back.

The main lesson here: be careful about depending on technology for a lesson--though it surely helps hone improvisational skills.

  Checks for Understanding: Computers!
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Preparing to Write a Synthesis Essay Day 1: A Summary and Questions

Unit 5: Writing a Synthesis Essay
Lesson 2 of 6

Objective: SWBAT summarize their essay topic and the resources they will use by following a model summary written by the instructor.

Big Idea: Narrowing down a topic into a manageable size involves taking stock of what you have and asking questions.

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