Reflection: Lesson Planning Poetry - Peer Edit - Section 3: Peer Edit Session


This is the first year in my 13 year teaching career that I have found the students already know how to use a dictionary.  Now granted, I have taught first through fourth grades and the younger grades have a hard time reading, let alone using a dictionary.  But I have taught 4th grade for 4 years now and this is still the first time they have already been proficient at using a dictionary.  My best guess at why would be that they are in a Spanish Immersion program and have used Spanish dictionaries.  

It sure was nice to see them already proficient.  I will have to thank the 3rd grade Spanish Immersion teachers.

Now I know I can spend less time on lessons explaining the features of a dictionary and how to use it.  We can focus on other areas where the students are week.  (Like forming complete sentences.)

  These Guys Know How to Use a Dictionary!
  Lesson Planning: These Guys Know How to Use a Dictionary!
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Poetry - Peer Edit

Unit 5: Passion For Poetry
Lesson 15 of 19

Objective: SWBAT edit their poetry with the help of a peer.

Big Idea: We are in the editing stage of our poetry publishing unit. Students will revise and edit their poetry with the assistance of a peer.

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