Reflection: Flexibility The Rough Draft: Google Doc Style - Section 3: Closure and Questions


After today's lesson, I realized that students need another day writing.  It was difficult for me to keep up in collaboratively revising lessons on the google doc.  The email I asked students to send helped me understand that they don't feel prepared to publish their writing.  Here is an excerpt of a few of the emails:

I don't think my beginning is very good.  I'm not really sure what to say. 


Sarah told me I need another piece of evidence.  I don't know where to find other evidence. 


How am I supposed to end this paper?


I love this assignment!  I feel like I argued good.  


Based on this feedback,  I am going to take the weekend and make sure I quickly read each editorial and offer some feedback specific to the students email questions.  We will continue writing on Monday.  The extra day will help students be confident and answer their questions. I wish I would have asked them to write a comment or note on their actual Google editorial because it is a pain to flip back and forth between the email and the editorial.  I wish we didn't have to take an extra day, but the formative assessment is clear and being flexible is a necessity. 






  So much to do, so little time.
  Flexibility: So much to do, so little time.
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The Rough Draft: Google Doc Style

Unit 15: Writer's Workshop Google Doc Style: Writing an Editorial
Lesson 5 of 9

Objective: SWBAT write a rough draft of an argumentative editorial by evaluating a sample published editorial, reviewing a scoring guide, and collaborating with peers and teacher to develop their own arguments.

Big Idea: Can we develop ideas for our argument by evaluating the writing of other people?

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