guidelines for editing a first draft lesson plans charlotte danielson state standards based siop curriculum-based instruction

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Students: it’s possible that Mrs. Sparhawk took grades on the D.O.L. (grammar assignment) today. Please ask her if she did. If so, it’s now possible to download a D.O.L. makeup sheet right here on Clipboards. Just click on the “Assignments” button at the top and download one of the D.O.L. makeup assignments. (Or you can just get one from the makeup work center at school.)

Parents: the spelling test is this Friday. Please encourage students to bring home their vocabulary list to study! But remember, if they forget their list, you can look right here on Clipboards for those definitions. Just click on the page entitled “Vocabulary Lists” at the top.

Today’s lesson went like this:

  1. Everyone who had a finished first draft (of the “favorites” essay) was given ten points, as long as their outline was done too and the essay had five indented paragraphs.
  2. Everyone who wasn’t finished got a chance to finish their essay during today’s class. If they finished before the end of the class period, they were given full credit for their first draft and partial credit for participating in editing.
  3. Meanwhile, everyone else started peer editing (checking each other’s papers for mistakes). For peer editing, I use the following Powerpoint slide show to guide the students, so they know what to look for:

Powerpoint for Editing a 5 Paragraph Essay with Thesis Statement



About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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