Group Size: Any
Time Required: 60 - 90 minutes
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to...
Use MLA citation to respond to a short-answer question
Analyze the thematic significance of Elie Wiesel's decision to entitle his memoir Night
Explain the effect of Night's point of view upon the reader
Student Worksheet #17 (attached)
Rough Draft and Final Draft sheet (attached)
Overhead transparency of editing marks -- If you do not have one that you typically use with student writing, look over these resources for inspiration and create a transparency that fits your needs:
Night by Elie Wiesel (one copy for each student)
Post-it Notes (so that students can code the text)
Do Now: (S will compare and contrast third-person omniscient point of view and third-person objective point of view. After allowing S sufficient time to complete the Do Now, T will pair/share the Do Now.)
Connection: Today you will once again work through the entire writing process to create a published draft of an open-ended question response. This will give you the opportunity to practice your timing and to get some quality feedback from your instructors so that you can improve your craft.
Today's writing assignment will also serve to assess your understanding of the impact point of view can have upon the reader and your understanding of the novel's themes.
Direct Instruction / Guided Practice: Today you will have an extended time to write, peer edit, and finally, time to add any final touches to your writing before handing it in for feedback.
It's extremely important to you pace yourself, and I'll help you to hold yourself accountable for sticking to the pacing as we move along.
Let's take a look at the question you'll be answering today. (Distribute Rough Draft / Final Draft sheets.)
(T will review the question with students and take S questions.)
Link: As you can see, the schedule is on your notes for today. Your first step is to take 25 minutes to respond the open-ended question. I'll notify you when 20 minutes have passed so that you can retrieve reference materials if necessary.
Independent Practice:(S will respond to open-ended question.
At the twenty-minute mark, remind students that they may begin using dictionaries and thesauruses if they would like to do so.)
Direct Instruction / Guided Practice: Although you should be familiar with all editing marks, you can take a look at the transparency on the overhead projector if you need a refresher.
Link: You should now switch papers with the person sitting directly next to you. In pencil only, add comments and suggestions to their paper, just like you would in writing class. Feel free to use any editing marks you may know. You will have 8 minutes to complete this step silently, and you should add as many comments as you can because these responses are being graded. If you finish early, feel free to read.
Independent Practice: (S will read each other's papers and make comments, silently. Allow time.)
Direct Instruction / Guided Practice: Our next step is to share feedback with our partners. Make sure you're keeping it positive and productive, as it can be challenging to receive feedback.
Link: You now have 7 minutes to share your feedback with the other person. If you finish early, take the remaining time to make any changes you may wish to make based upon the suggestions and feedback you received from your partner.
Independent Practice: (S will conference with partners. Allow time.)
Direct Instruction / Guided Practice: Finally, you have the opportunity to publish your work.
Please publish your final draft on the back of the Rough Draft sheet, on the side that reads "Final Draft." If you finish early, you're welcome to read your literature circle or pleasure-reading books.
Link: Now you have 15 minutes to work independently to publish your drafts. You may begin.
Independent Practice: (S will publish their papers silently. Allow time. Then collect.) You may now move on to reading and coding your pleasure reading or literature circle books. You should read and code the text until the conclusion of class today, while I look over your writing samples.
(T will quickly look over today's writing samples and conference one-on-one with students who would benefit from addressing misconceptions and errors immediately. T may allow those students to make changes to their writing immediately.)
Closing: Great work today! I look forward to reading the rest of your responses.
Differentiation: Literature circle and pleasure reading novels are differentiated by reading level and by choice. Peer editing.