Reflection: Performance Tasks Reach for the Sky (or at least an Exemplary Personal Narrative) - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Here I am on the timing of exemplars. It's important that you don't give kids an exemplar too early, unless you want all the Personal Narratives to sound like that exemplar. I tend to give my students exemplars toward the end of the writing process and after they have a draft, more as a comparison to their own, rather than "this is what your piece should look like."


  Performance Tasks: Exemplars
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Reach for the Sky (or at least an Exemplary Personal Narrative)

Unit 1: Narrative Writing
Lesson 5 of 14

Objective: SWBAT: identify the characteristics of an effective Personal Narrative, and score using their rubric.

Big Idea: Sometimes students need a mentor text to guide them if they're stuck. By showing my students what a "Exemplary," "Proficient," and "Emerging" text looks like, they can better align their own writing.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Creative and Narrative Writing, narrative, personal narratives, exemplars, Self, peer assessing
  50 minutes
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