Reflection: Intervention and Extension Flight School: Field Trip to Opinion Paragraph - Section 4: Opinionated Response


I find that displaying a structure helps my students with special needs and ELL students have a clear framework to follow.  It also helps my other students have a guide to follow.

They are just starting to learn how to form this type of paper. Trying to remember everything that needs to be included can be too much at this point. My higher students also tend to ramble on when excited about writing this type of paper. Giving them a guide allows for all students to stay on track and develop a more precise and complete paper. 

With students who have learning disability in written expression, I might have them focus on writing only a few parts of the paragraph. I would have them create an opening and anther sentence that is a detail with support for their opinion. I do not want overwhelm them, but I do want them to participate. I was pleasantly shocked that the students I gave this option to elaborated more because they were so engaged in the speaker and the presentation he gave. 

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Flight School: Field Trip to Opinion Paragraph

Unit 21: Lesson with Writing
Lesson 7 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write an opinion paragraph about what they learned and thought of attending an in school field trip on physics and aviation.

Big Idea: With field trips becoming more expensive we have found bringing speakers into our school a fun way to get a "field trip" experience in, with it benefiting multiple classes. This lesson is creating a paragraph after attending an in school field trip.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, opinion, Writing Response, field trip response, active listening
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