Reflection: Lesson Planning Organizing a Literary Essay about Song of the Trees - Section 4: Closing


The reason I chose to implement literary essay this late in the year is because where my students came in with essay writing. When I gave my students their first assessment, they were only able to write half a page and did not have an organizational structure that logically organized their claim, reason and evidence.

I wanted them to have a solid understanding of essay writing, therefore I chose to teach expository, persuasive and research essay first in order to get students to fully comprehend how to craft all of the components of an essay before I introduced something in which the content would be challenging and not of their choice. 

I did not want them struggling with how to organize their thoughts and the content, that is cognitive overload. 

  Why literary essay now?
  Lesson Planning: Why literary essay now?
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Organizing a Literary Essay about Song of the Trees

Unit 11: Literary Essay Part One; Song the Trees
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT independently produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style.

Big Idea: Putting a theme in a box.

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