Final Draft of Culminating Writing Assessment on Prevalent Issues Affecting Children

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Objective

SWBAT revise and rewrite the final draft of a culminating writing assessment on issues affecting children of today.

Big Idea

Students will participate in the writing process to produce the final version of a essay as the culminating writing assessment on issues affecting children of today.

Narrative

1 minutes

Self Review

19 minutes

To begin this lesson, I explain to my students the importance of them writing daily and for a variety of purposes.  I review the 3 types of writing we've focused on this year - narratives, informative/explanatory, and opinion.  I further explain to them the writing process - planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.  I tell them that in the previous lessons, we have already done the brainstorming, planning, and drafting.  In this portion of the lesson, they will participate in self review, revising, and editing.  They will use the columns on the left side of the Self and Peer Review and Editing Checklist (see attachment).

Peer Review

20 minutes

Now that students have had an opportunity to self review, revise, and edit, they will now participate in peer review, revising, and editing.  They will use the columns on the right side of Self and Peer Review and Editing Checklist (see attachment).

Final Essay

20 minutes

Finally, students will write the final draft of their essay during the publishing phase of the writing process.  I post the writing rubric on the Smartboard which I will use in grading their essays.