Reflection: Routines and Procedures Take a Stand! Writing Claim Statements - Section 3: Mini-lesson


The environment of learning is crucial to the effectiveness of my demonstrations and the subsequent student turn and talks.

I have high expectations that students will be turning and talking about what they saw me do.  Adults listen in to students' talk and ask if they will share what their partner said.  This is a good way to get all kids to "step up" and share ideas.  If they are not confident about sharing their own idea- a strategy I use is to have them share their partner's idea.  I coach students during the listening phase of the turn and talk, so that the student will be successful when they share whole group.

My goals are to get students to use language to identify the steps I took to plan my reason and details.  This way when they go back to their seats they will have a beginning idea of what to do.

  Environment of Learning
  Routines and Procedures: Environment of Learning
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Take a Stand! Writing Claim Statements

Unit 6: Writing to Learn: Boxes and Bullets- The 5 Paragraph Essay
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: SWBAT identify their opinion about school lunch issues

Big Idea: Students use background knowledge to support reason one of their essay

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