Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Back 'er Up: Using Reverse/Descriptive Outlining to Understand the Documented Essay - Section 1: Teacher to Teacher: Lesson Time Frame and Context

 

The complex task of reverse/descriptive outlining takes time for students to comprehend and to complete. I did not allow enough time for the work, and most pairs only completed half of the task. In retrospect, I'd use two class periods for the exercise. Teaching in a trimester format means I don't have the luxury of time. Trimesters and all the other obligations of teaching steal time from our time with students.

  Time is Not on Our Side
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Time is Not on Our Side
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Back 'er Up: Using Reverse/Descriptive Outlining to Understand the Documented Essay

Unit 11: Making Discoveries: Research-Based Writing
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze how to a research-based argument by constructing a descriptive outline of "America: Made in China."

Big Idea: "Exercise the writing muscle every day, even if it is only...notes...." --Jane Yolen

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English / Language Arts, Research Writing and Practices, Writing Process, Expository Writing: Discovering Your Voice, Reverse/Descriptive Outlining, Mentor Texts
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