Subject:
English Language Arts, Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
High School
Grade:
12
Provider:
Pearson
Tags:
Citizenship, Grade 12 ELA, Presentation, Writing
License:
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0
Language:
English

Detailed Draft Report

Detailed Draft Report

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, you'll use your detailed outline to write an initial draft of your report. You'll share your writing in triads and receive feedback. Your essay may be chosen for Author's Chair. You'll revise the body of your report and consider ways to embed multimedia elements.

In this lesson, students will use their detailed outline to write an initial draft of their report. They’ll share their writing in triads and receive feedback. Their essay may be chosen for Author’s Chair. Students will revise the body of their report and consider ways to embed multimedia elements.

Lesson Preparation

  • Read the lesson and student content.
  • Anticipate student difficulties and identify the differentiation options you will choose for working with your students.

Section 1: Book Recommendation

  • Tell students they will share their book recommendations in Lesson 27.
  • Explain that they will have most of this period to write an initial draft.
    • SWD: Encourage students to ask for help. If you notice that they are not writing their drafts, or that they are writing with too many distractions, get close to the triad and find out what is happening. If you find out that the SWDs are having trouble starting, work with them to support them, or pair them with a student who can get them going and support them throughout the process.
  • Students will have an opportunity to share their drafts in progress and to receive feedback at the end of the period.

Opening

In no more than 100 words, write a book recommendation of your Independent Reading book. Begin with the following.

  • The main reason that I would/would not recommend this book is . . .

Open Notebook

Section 2: Initial Draft

  • Circulate through the room, assisting and encouraging.
  • Schedule writing conferences with students who are having a hard time getting their thoughts down or who request specific help on a portion of the report.

Work Time

Begin writing.

  • Using your detailed outline, write the initial draft of the report.

Open Notebook

Section 3: Feedback

  • Allow time for students to share their writing and offer feedback.
    • ELL: Some ELLs may come from cultures in which critiquing is not regarded as something positive. Be sure these students understand that in this country we appreciate clear and specific feedback, and we consider it an important element in improving ourselves and our work.
  • Circulate to listen to students’ conversations and find sections of the reports that would serve well to be shared during the Closing.

Work Time

Share your writing so far in groups of three. After each person has finished reading his or her report aloud, the other two should respond in three ways.

  • What is the report’s greatest strength, something so compelling and interesting that it should be kept in?
  • What is confusing or unclear?
  • What question do you have about the report?

Section 4: Author's Chair

  • Choose one or two students to do an Author’s Chair for a draft in progress.
  • The student should not make any apologies or explanations; he or she should just read and then wait for feedback from the whole group.
  • Use the same three response items, to be answered this time by members of the class:
    • ✓ What is the report’s greatest strength, something so compelling and interesting that it should be kept in?
    • ✓ What is confusing or unclear?
    • ✓ What question do you have about the report?

Closing

Your teacher will ask one or two students to read their reports to the class. If you are called on, wait for additional feedback after you’ve finished your reading.

If you’re giving feedback to the reader, respond in three ways.

  • What is the report’s greatest strength, something so compelling and interesting that it should be kept in?
  • What is confusing or unclear?
  • What question do you have about the report?

Section 5: Report Assignment

  • Remind students that for the next lesson, they will need their essays to be as close as possible to completion.

Homework

Continue working on your report.

  • Finish drafting your report, and make revisions on the basis of the feedback you have received.
  • Find ways to embed multimedia elements in the report.