Reflection: "Seventh Grade" Plot Paragraph - Section 4: Modeling and Reviewing the T3C Paragraph


Yes.  Yes, they will.  Not all of my students copy the quotes I chose, but some do.  The first writing assignment of the year is the one that is impacted the most by this, because for future stories, I can choose examples from texts that have already been read.  For this first major literary paragraph, I just have to suck it up and know that they'll use my example. And for that one, I check for accuracy in the quote. 

  If I Provide Modeling, Won't My Students Just Copy My Examples?
  If I Provide Modeling, Won't My Students Just Copy My Examples?
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"Seventh Grade" Plot Paragraph

Unit 2: Analyzing Literature with Gary Soto’s Seventh Grade
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to analyze how the conflicts build to advance the plot by drawing evidence from a literary text. Students will be able to write an informative paragraph to examine how the plot is developed by writing a T3C paragraph.

Big Idea: Students use the text, plot diagrams, and teacher modeling to write their own original paragraphs analyzing the development of plot.

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