Reflection: Student Ownership News & ELA -Together at Last! - Section 3: Wrap Up


Why not just give students a prompt or list of topics to speed things up?  I confess, this would make the process of writing an argument easier and there is a time and place for "giving" students ideas. However, at this point in the process I want to build student ownership.  I want my students to have some thought and time invested in their eventual idea  for two reasons -one, that's common core and real world -two, student interest/investment is key and ownership can only help with that.

I will give students a list of varied concepts/questions in a day or so to help them polish their thinking and get a solid plan going, but for now I want to create the sponge for that information to be best adsorbed.

  Giving Students Prompts or Topics
  Student Ownership: Giving Students Prompts or Topics
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News & ELA -Together at Last!

Unit 9: Argument - Part 1
Lesson 13 of 15

Objective: SWBAT browse/read several texts from Newsela as they prepare to plan for their own piece.

Big Idea: A multi-level, student friendly NEWS source! Thank you Newsela.

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