Reflection: Student Grouping The Power of Writing: Rough Draft Letters to the President - Section 4: Demonstrate Skills


There are many reasons to group students of course, but here, as students are ready to share their work with peers, I really like to mix up who my students work with to edit.  Throughout the year, I try to pair students that are ready for more advanced skills in various subject areas together, but I also think it's really important to mix students up in a heterogenous mix as well.  This helps students gain new insights from other students, increase their own skills as they work to help improve each others' work, and it also helps make all students "equal" in the eyes of their peers as well.  Every student in our classroom is an important part of our classroom community and has something to contribute and share with other students!  So, as students are ready, I pair them up with the next available student!  Simple!

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The Power of Writing: Rough Draft Letters to the President

Unit 8: Letter Writing Unit
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task and audience.

Big Idea: In this lesson, students will use their planning to start their rough draft letter to President Obama and will get the support of editing from peers and adults.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, letter, President Obama, editing, rough draft
  30 minutes
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