LESSON FIVE: Determining Ideas and Adding Details
Touchstone texts are used to model the importance of adding details to writing. Model using the graphic organizer.
W1A Follow a writing process to independently use a graphic organizer in prewriting, generate a draft, routinely reread and revise work, routinely edit and proofread for capitalization and ending punctuation, and independently publish writing
W2A Create legible compositions with correct spacing between letters in a word and words in a sentence.
W3A Write narrative text that records a series of events in chronological order contains story elements
§ Sources of Literature
o Touchstone texts
o Writer’s notebooks
§ Handouts provided
o TFDC graphic organizer
§ Words to know
o graphic organizer
o topic sentence
Performance is assessed using teacher anecdotal records and teacher observation, and the TFDC graphic organizer.
1. Review both topic sentences and touchstone texts. In the touchstone texts, identify examples of steps and details that explain the steps thoroughly.
2. Using the graphic organizer, model the step and detail process.
3. Explain that details create a clearer picture for readers.
4. While conferring with students, teacher takes anecdotal records.