May 7, 2018
Lesson Plan # 1: Creative Writing
Learning Objective: Students will be able to compose an effective essay with a strong thesis, interesting lead, use of credible sources, and an interesting or unique perspective.
I. Have the ability to compose an essay that brings a problem, issue, situation, or opinion to the attention of readers. (Atwell, page 506).
II. Provide an essay that provides background, takes an argument, and backs it up with evidence. (Atwell, page 506).
III. Peer review their work with classmates for good feedback.
IV. Be able to explain the reasoning behind their work.
National Standards for ELA:
RI.7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
RI.7.5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
(Page 506 in Atwell)
This lesson is all about the purpose and importance of writing an essay. There are some features that make up an effective essay:
A. Addresses a subject the essayist cares about.
B. Has a strong I presence and a conversational...