Reflection: Relevance Comparing Mind to Book - Section 1: Which is better, from memory or from the book?


I noticed that since we have been back from break, that students have tried to simplify their writing responses. They have tried to go back to the "old" way, where they can write from their memory and not use facts from the article or book. 

To break this habit, I want them to compare which way their writing is best. I want them to see how it looks when they try to write from memory and what it looks like when they include facts from the book.

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Comparing Mind to Book

Unit 21: Lesson with Writing
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT write two short paragraphs, one from what they remember and the other with facts from their book.

Big Idea: This lesson is designed to help students understand the importance of using their book and finding facts, over just trying to think of ideas from memory. They can see how much they remember and how much better their writing is with facts.

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