Reflection: Gradual Release Analysis Essay: Drafting - Section 3: Getting Down to Business


This part of the assignment presents an opportunity for scaffolding.

In days past, I taught advanced students.  With the "lemme at 'em" types, I think it's a safe bet to hand over the sample and the assignment and ask them to produce a three-paragraph draft.  However, this is no longer my world.

With my gen. ed. students, I take the time to go through the assignment step by step.  We read the prompt, and I will ask them if they have the information necessary to answer the writing question on their analysis form, which is hopefully answered in the affirmative.  I want them to see that they have everything they need, and we're going to get through this assignment piece by piece, step by step, together.

  It's a Different Lesson for Different Levels
  Gradual Release: It's a Different Lesson for Different Levels
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Analysis Essay: Drafting

Unit 14: Analyzing Poetry for Writing & Discussion
Lesson 3 of 8

Objective: SWBAT draft an essay using information from a poetry analysis activity.

Big Idea: Turning the Seven-Step analysis into a draft.

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