Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Strip the paragraphs with a strong topic and concluding sentence (Day 1 of 2) - Section 3: Teacher's Turn


My goal in this lesson was to work on writing within our Social Studies unit. I chose this text because we've been discussing early American history. We had read the previous section and my plan was to read over this new section and then write about it.

I quickly discovered that students need to be much more familiar and completely understand new concepts before they can write about them. This is a video of a student who is identifying main topic instead of details because she was not quite familiar enough about the topic.

When I do this lesson next time, I will make sure that they completely understand the topics.

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Use Familiar Text When Writing
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Strip the paragraphs with a strong topic and concluding sentence (Day 1 of 2)

Unit 6: Writing with Main Idea and Supporting Details
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT write a topic and concluding sentence to support a expository paragraph.

Big Idea: Start and finish the paragraph with great sentences!

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