Reflection: Joy A Personal Declaration Essay, Day Five - Section 2: A Personal Declaration


It may seem silly to celebrate "look how much I wrote" (length, after all, does not equal quality) but for some of my students, that IS a big deal. We have to remember that our students all bring unique strengths--and weaknesses--to their writing. For some, writing a single sentence is a challenge. An entire essay? In the past, that may have seemed impossible. In theory, students should have written many essays before arriving in my class, but the truth is that through points averaging or online classes that didn't have the most rigor, this isn't always true. So I celebrate with them, knowing all the while that I may have to critique a lot (gently).

  Success in Many Forms
  Joy: Success in Many Forms
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A Personal Declaration Essay, Day Five

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 18 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, essay, persuasive essay, outline
  45 minutes
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