Reflection: ELL Students Let's Ask Ellen: The Idea of the Persuasive Letter - Section 2: Formulating the Argument: Completing the Graphic Organizer

 

To differentiate this activity for my struggling writers and my ELL students, I sat with them and we brainstormed together to fill in the graphic organizer.  Yes, some of them had the same reasons, but for some of them it is too much to ask at this point to have them fill in the graphic AND write the letter.  I just provided some scaffolding and support so they could begin their letter at the same time as their peers.  

This can be adjusted to meet whatever level your ELL or struggling writers are on.  It could be completely filled in and they could go straight to writing.  It could be that you just scribe and then they write or it could be you help them through the thought process like I did and they then write their own letters.  The important thing, though, as always, is to know your kiddos and what they need to learn and feel successful.

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Let's Ask Ellen: The Idea of the Persuasive Letter

Unit 12: Ask Ellen!! Writing a Persuasive Letter
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Objective: SWBAT to plan, draft and revise a persuasive letter.

Big Idea: Sometimes you gotta ask for help!!

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