Reflection: Student Ownership I Feel a Draft! - Section 2: Independent Practice - You Be the Writer


The planning graphic organizer really helped students remain focused in their writing. At the beginning of the year, their writing appeared disjointed and did not always make sense. Taking the two days to think of a topic they felt strongly about and then plan with the end in mind gave them focus. It also made it easier for me to read and assess. As this student wrote, I saw him reference his graphic organizer. It is this type of independence that I strive to develop in my students.

  Student Ownership: A Shift Towards Independence
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I Feel a Draft!

Unit 3: Writing Narratives
Lesson 4 of 6

Objective: SWBAT write a first draft of a narrative using a completed story elements graphic organizer.

Big Idea: Students have brainstormed ideas and planned their writing. Now it is time to move to the next phase and write their first draft.

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