Reflection: Diverse Entry Points What's your opinion? Think critically! - Section 2: Experience Learning


At this point in the lesson, I'm asking students to share out their ideas!  I think allowing students to share their thinking at this point helps students that may be at all different points in their planning and understanding of opinion writing.  Allowing students to hear from each other helps to get the gears going, and it's almost visible!  I can see where students nod in understand, or even hear when students say, "Oh yeah!  I forgot about that!" and suddenly, they feel supported and have ideas flowing!  This is a really important part of instruction I feel, and often, "student language" serves other students more than my "teacher language"!  I try to use this strategy often, but especially if I see that some students may be confused or unsure!

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What's your opinion? Think critically!

Unit 12: Opinion Writing Unit
Lesson 1 of 4

Objective: SWBAT begin to develop a written opinion piece by planning for their writing using evidence from texts to support their reasoning.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will sketch out ideas for three possible stances for their opinion writing in order to think critically about their choice and ensure they have valid and substantive evidence to support their reasoning.

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