Reflection: Pacing A Personal Declaration Essay, Day Two - Section 1: Do Now: What's Your Claim?


While I normally like to give students time to think and prepare before sharing anything, speed can be a helpful factor in overcoming their reluctance.

Students already had claims prepared from our previous class, so time wasn't needed for writing.

Providing more time to summon courage to share would likely have had the inverse effect, and so we speed share; I call on students quickly, giving them no time to hesitate and no time to be anxious.

  Speed Sharing
  Pacing: Speed Sharing
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A Personal Declaration Essay, Day Two

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 15 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to write a claim, evidence, and details on a topic of personal importance by completing an essay outline.

Big Idea: What's your stand? Personal persuasion.

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English / Language Arts, Writing, Writing Process, essay, persuasive essay, outline
  45 minutes
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