Reflection: Conferencing Moving from Scaffolded Template to Writing Open Responses - Section 2: Building Knowledge


Students seemed happy with my conferencing plan and the use of grading rubrics as one said, "Mr. Khalsa you really want us to pass" to which I responded, "Yes and my hope is that you believe you can pass as well."  I found that when students are aware before an assessment about how they will be clearly graded based on a scoring rubric, they tend to invest more of their time into reaching the rubric's goal versus feeling apathetic about being not able to do well on the assessment.

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Moving from Scaffolded Template to Writing Open Responses

Unit 3: Short Fiction: Back to Basics
Lesson 5 of 12

Objective: SWBAT write an answer to an open response question which supports an analysis of the text, using clear, relevant, and accurate evidence.

Big Idea: How students write their the final draft to an open response for the short story "Sucker"

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English / Language Arts, Short Stories, theme, characterization
  75 minutes
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