Reflection: Continuous Assessment Preparing For A Socratic Seminar - Section 1: Writer's Mini Workshop: "Who Do You Love?" Paragraphs


The mini writer's workshop can be very helpful for future lesson planning around mechanical and grammatical activities.  The shared student paragraphs provide opportunities for informal assessments of what students know and what they do not know, not only from the writing samples that are workshopped, but by the participation of the whole class when asked about a correction that is made.

For example, I noticed a tendency throughout the shared paragraphs in all of my classes for run-on sentences, and a subsequent inability for my students to explain how and why a sentence is a run-on, as well as how to fix a run-on.  I likewise noted an overall unawareness of parallel structure. As a result, I will be finding ways to work in lessons on run-ons and on parallel structure in the future.

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  Continuous Assessment: Utilizing Mini Writer's Workshops
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Preparing For A Socratic Seminar

Unit 3: House on Mango Street Part II
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: Using the vignette "And Some More" from The House On Mango Street, SWBAT develop a set of practice questions for upcoming Socratic Seminar.

Big Idea: "Wisdom begins in wonder" (Socrates): Teaching students to wonder about a text through questions of their own.

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