Reflection: Checks for Understanding Native American Research Project: Draft Day Two (Lesson 6 of 8) - Section 2: Complete Rough Drafts: Putting Our Notes Into Paragraphs


The Book Planning Page provided me with a good assessment of how students are doing with their first attempt at drafting an informational paragraph.  It also gave me teaching points to work on as I saw certain things on most of the students' papers.  I noticed that students did well, but I've identified the following teaching points to focus on for next time.  I'll be sure to talk about word choice, and choosing different approaches to naming the topic within the paragraph, or text.  For example instead of saying "Seminole" over and over, the student could say, "This southern tribe", or "This Native American group".  I'll also be sure to provide them with a resource of time order words.  I noticed that my tribe mostly used the few time order words I used while modeling, and didn't come up with many on their own.  There were also a few students who didn't finish with the rest of the group.  They needed assistance with copying their information.  

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Native American Research Project: Draft Day Two (Lesson 6 of 8)

Unit 1: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Lesson 6 of 13

Objective: SWBAT copy their topic sentence, detail sentences, and conclusion statement into a paragraph. SWBAT edit their own and others' work by reading and using proofreading marks.

Big Idea: You're almost there! Your tribe completes the last part of the drafting process on their planning page in the Native American Research Project.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Reading, Writing, topic sentence, research report, drafting (Writing Process), proofreading, Comprehension (Reading), Nonfiction (Reading), editing, informational text, concluding sentence, paragraph, planning, peer review, edit, Graphic Organizer, Native American, detail sentences
  45 minutes
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