Reflection: Routines and Procedures Writing Our Story Using a Flow Map - Section 4: Creating Their Stories Using a Flow Map


I have a wonderful new student that wasn't used to our system of graphic organizers when writing so I pulled him back to my reading table and worked with him.  I explained which boxes were used to write his main ideas and which boxes were used for supporting details.  In the video, Helping a New Student With Their Flow Map-Elephants.mp4, you can see how I have him say the complete sentence first and then have him write the sentence on his graphic organizer.  He did such a great job.  He caught on quickly, and you can tell from the video he had no interest in talking to me.  He just wanted to get to the business of writing.

  Routines and Procedures: Helping My New Student
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Writing Our Story Using a Flow Map

Unit 20: Expository Writing About Elephants
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write details that support a main idea to develop their informational paragraphs using information from their research.

Big Idea: We aren't shying away from the challenge of creating a well structured piece of nonfiction by turning our notes into sentences that make sense and support a main idea.

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