Drafting Tuesday!


  • ELACC9-10WHST4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELACC9-10WHST5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

Learning Target: Students will draft their “Who gets the heart” essay.

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Welcome to Tuesday, everyone! Today you’re going to be drafting your first essay! I’ve got a drafting sheet for everyone. There’s a brainstorming section on the front, but since we did the brainstorming yesterday, you don’t need to use that section if you don’t want to. If you DO need any scratch paper, that’s what the brainstorming box is for, so use that space to help you organize, write out words to see if they look like they’re spelled write, jot down ideas for later so you don’t forget, and so on.

You’ll have the whole class period to draft. Remember, tomorrow we are in the lab to type this up, so if you get your writing completely done today, you have a pretty easy day coming your way tomorrow. Good luck today, you’ll  be awesome!

Oh, sidenote – you will have your SLO pretest tomorrow! I know that’s really soon at the beginning of the year, but you gotta take the pre-test before you learn a bunch of stuff or it doesn’t really work, kwim?

Differentiation: Process – students will be given an outline / guided draft sheet if needed (scaffolding); product – shortened essay if needed for some students, additional complications to writing scenario for advanced students.

Assessment: Essays will be a major grade.

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