Reflection: Lesson Planning Draft and Edit a 'Star' Narrative - (Lesson 2 of 3) - Section 5: Edit the Draft


My class is small enough that I was able to finish this writing and editing in 2 days. That being said, you may have to take another day to help students edit their papers. It really depends on the level of your students. They will need support individually or perhaps you can work with them in small groups ('let's check our spelling now-each of you take a look and I'll look over your paper too').

Writing a conclusion is also a time-consuming and confusing idea for 2nd graders. You may want to focus on finishing the paper and model, model, model how to write the conclusion. These students still struggle with the idea of introducing and concluding sentences and it would be well worth the time spent now to give them a more solid idea of how to write these. Here's an example of a conclusion written by my student.

Although it bothers me to spend 3, 4 or 5 days to complete one paper, I realize that writing is hard for kids and they needs lots of modeling, feedback and individual feedback. This is a great opportunity to model, guide and help them practice these writing skills they will need for this grade and beyond.

  Lesson Planning: How many days will it take?
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Draft and Edit a 'Star' Narrative - (Lesson 2 of 3)

Unit 7: Writing About Informational Text
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: SWBAT draft a narrative to recount a short sequence of events about a person's life, using temporal words and creating a concluding paragraph.

Big Idea: Write the rough draft and using editing 'stars' to make it look great!

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Writing, Martin Luther King Jr., 2nd Grade, biography, narrative, editing, rough draft
  45 minutes
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