LESSON SEVEN: The Writing Process Continues

 

LESSON DESCRIPTION

Students use research templates to draft their nonfiction animal pictures books.

 

GRADE-LEVEL EXPECTATIONS

W1A      Follow a writing process to independently use a simple graphic organizer in pre-writing, generate a draft, routinely reread and revise work, routinely edit and proofread for capitalization and ending punctuation, and independently publish work.

 

LESSON MATERIALS

         Sources of literature 

 

         Supplies 

o        Rough draft template

o        Pencils

o        Research template

o        Research articles

 

         Handouts provided

o        Rough draft template

o        Research template

 

         Words to know

o        draft

o        graphic organizer

 

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT 

Teacher observation, research template, rough draft template.

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

 

1.        Share scoring guide and an example of a completed nonfiction animal picture book.

 

2.        Model strategies for using the rough draft template. Students use information from their research template to complete their rough draft templates. Maintain examples to use as models of quality student work.

 

3.        Give student time to complete their rough draft templates. The scoring guide refers to a topic sentence at the beginning of their books. Discuss topic sentence with students. Explain that the topic sentence should include the name of the animal being researched as well as an interesting fact about the animal.

 

4.        Confer with students individually and make anecdotal records