This is the second lesson on issues that children of today face. On yesterday, students participated in an open discussion and research of problems and solutions children around the world face today. This lesson will allow students to independently narrow their focus to three prevalent issues and write a first draft of an informative essay about those three issues (see writing prompt on Powerpoint slide). I show students the writing rubric I will use to evaluate their writing and then I show them the self-editing and peer editing checklist that they will use to evaluate their own and their peer's writings. I explain to them that today will b e totally dedicated to them writing the first draft of their essay. Tomorrow's lesson will be dedicated to self and peer review and editing.
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