Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Character Analysis: Writing Informative Essay that Describe Junior's Relationship with Rowdy - Section 2: Building Knowledge


In reflecting on how I supported my students who many are struggling writers, I realized the importance of offering a model for them to see and understand how to begin their mini-essay.

When providing my students with this model of an intro paragraph,  I explained why I wrote what I wrote as well as leaving open sentences for them to complete therefore encouraging them to engage in the often arduous task of writing. When I  provided this scaffold, I also highlighted and/or underlined the topic sentence, examples and supporting details that I included.

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Character Analysis: Writing Informative Essay that Describe Junior's Relationship with Rowdy

Unit 10: Character Development: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT analyze and describe how complex characters interact by using relevant evidence from text including characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of characters in an informative essay.

Big Idea: Writing about what makes friends, friends?

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