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Lesson Plan Format

NAME:
Lesson Topic: Writing a topic Grade level: 8 Total Time: 60 minutes across 2
sessions # Students: Small writing groupo
Learning Goal:
(Content
Standard/Common
Core)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.8.2.A
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize
ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include
formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and
multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Target Goal or Skill:

With the use of a graphic organizer, the students will develop a well written
paragraph with a clear topic.

Essential Question(s):

Why do we write? How is your style of writing influenced by


purpose? What is the importance of sharing?

Topical question(s):

With the use of a graphic organizer can students develop clear, organized
writings?
- Students will write their thoughts in a graphic organizer
- Students will write paragraphs that stay on topic
Formative Assessment: Students will turn in their graphic organizers at the
end of each class to be checked over by teacher.

Instructional
Objective(s):
Assessment
(Criteria / Look Fors/
Performance Tasks)

Summative Assessment:
The essay at the end of the lesson will be graded by the teacher.
Disabilities/Diverse
Needs Represented
Student
Accommodations
and/or Modifications
Instructional
Procedures
(including specific
times)
Introduction:
(including
motivational hook
where applicable)

Learning Activities:

To be determined
Graphic organizers with fill in the blank options

First class session- Mini Lesson on graphic organizers


- Discuss what a graphic organizer is and model how it is used on a
familiar text
- Allow students to follow along with you as you write on projected
graphic organizer
- Give students their prompt and have them write all their ideas about
the topic
Second Class session
- Revisit purpose of mini lesson
- Have students organize their information that they put into graphic

organizers
Do research to expand their thoughts if necessary

Closure:

Third Class- Put information into paragraph form


- Peer edits
Fourth Class
- Create final draft of paragraph

Academic Language

Analyze

Communication
Skills
(see Handout)

Function:
Vocabulary:
Syntax:
Discourse:
5 Questions (Blooms)
1. What is a graphic organizer?
2. Can you summarize your ideas?
3. How would you use a graphic organizer?
4. What are the parts or features of a graphic organizer?
5. How would you improve your topic paragraph?
Curriculum (APA)
e.g.

To be determined

Investigations in
Number, Data, and
Space. (2012).
Pearson.

Materials
Notes

Paper, pencil, research materials, word processor