Reflection: Checks for Understanding Inside or Out? Draft the Opinion Essay - (Lesson 2 of 3) - Section 5: Students Write Their Draft


As students work, walk around and ask them about their writing. "Why did you choose that word?" and "Where is the example for that opinion?" In this example, I asked a student about an using an onomatopoiea for a hook.

This kind of formative assessment is very valuable. It lets me see why they make choices in their writing. I go beyond, "What is the word?" to "Why did you choose that word?" When I find out 'how they know what they know,' it allows me to see strengths and weaknesses in their writing and further plan.

  Checks for Understanding: Walk around and ask - How do you know what you know?
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Inside or Out? Draft the Opinion Essay - (Lesson 2 of 3)

Unit 11: Writing Opinion Essays
Lesson 3 of 4

Objective: SWBAT draft an opinion essay with an introductory and concluding paragraph, using linking words to connect the supporting reasons and examples.

Big Idea: Write the rough draft to share your opinion!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Writing, 2nd Grade, narrative, editing, rough draft, opinion essay
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