Subject: Language ArtsGrade: Grade 5
Topic: Persuasive writing in informal lettersContent: Structuring a personal letter
Students will be able to write a short personal letter with alogically organized sequence, broken into paragraphs.
Given a checklist to follow, students will write their ownpersuasive letters, consisting of two paragraphs.
Model letters and checklists for distribution
I will distribute a letter I have written to the children for themto review.
Together we will review the letter to discover how I havestructured the letter so that it has a logical sequence.
We will use a checklist I have prepared to see how theletter fits the checklist of clear structure. Students will workwith a partner to review the checklist and reviewassignment.
Some children will have to write only single sentenceparagraphs. Children performing at a higher level will needto revise their letters to include longer sentences.
Checking For Understanding:
Children will review their letters according to their checkliststo see how well they have structured their letters. I will readletters during small group work.
The teacher will take one example and ask the children tocomment. Teacher will guide the conversation, praising theaccomplishments of the students and working with whatneeds to be improved.
The teacher will observe the comments of the students asthey review during closure. The final letters that are writtenwill also be evaluated.