Reflection: Complex Tasks Antarctica and Arctic Paragraph - Section 3: Partner Work


You will see in my video that my students had a lot of trouble with this lesson. I am wondering if part of the problem that emerged and is seen in the below basic work samples is that my objective was too broad. I am now planning to break the objective down more and teach students in smaller chunks how to craft an informational paragraph (i.e. spend 1 day discussing topic sentences, 1 day discussing details and linking words, 1 day discussing closings, etc.). This may help to better scaffold this complex objective for my students.

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Antarctica and Arctic Paragraph

Unit 9: Create and Revise an Informational Paragraph
Lesson 12 of 13

Objective: SWBAT create an informational paragraph.

Big Idea: Create an informational paragraph that students will revisit and revise in a later lesson.

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