Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Choosing A Topic - Section 1: Exploration


I chose to begin the lesson with an exploration because I felt this would be a comfortable way to get students excited about writing. Instead of doing a mini-lesson, I wanted students to approach this skill as an enjoyable activity. I wanted them to see writing as authors do, not as a step by step approach. 

  Building Prior Knowledge through Exploration
  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Building Prior Knowledge through Exploration
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Choosing A Topic

Unit 3: Informational Writing
Lesson 1 of 10

Objective: SWBAT choose a topic to write about based on their own background knowledge.

Big Idea: Background knowledge can help enhance expository writing by providing a clear description of a topic being explored.

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