Reflection: High Quality Task Rough Draft Time - Section 1: Why this Lesson?


When students take something they write and correct it, they are training their brains to look for errors and decide how to fix them.  This is a high-quality task that really engages their higher order thinking!  And, let's be honest, it can be tough to have students really think their way through writing.  When students are in charge of using a rough draft, they really try to improve upon their own work before moving it into the final draft stage.  In the end, a rough draft really holds students accountable for getting their thoughts out, re-reading them, editing and revising them and using them to create a final piece of work.

  What does the "sloppy copy" (a.k.a. rough draft) teach students?
  High Quality Task: What does the "sloppy copy" (a.k.a. rough draft) teach students?
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Rough Draft Time

Unit 7: Writer's Workshop
Lesson 3 of 7

Objective: SWBAT take their ideas from brainstorming and use them to produce a rough draft.

Big Idea: Roughly... what facts do you want to share?

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