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Grade:1stWriting

Title:BolsteringArgumentsUnit3Lesson6
BackgroundInformation

Lesson:1015minutes
Concepts:statingopinions
Vocabulary:persuade
Skills:givingreasonsforstudentsopinions,

1.1IntegrationofLearningOutcomes/Objectives
Studentswillbeabletoformopinionsandgivereasonsbyusingtheircollections.
Studentswillbeabletowritetogiveanopinionthroughouttheunitanduseaquotetoreinforce
theiridea.
1.2StandardsPACore
StandardCC.1.4.1.GWriteopinionpiecesonfamiliartopics.
StandardCC.1.4.1.AWriteinformative/explanatorytextstoexamineatopicandconveyideas
andinformation.
1.3AnticipatorySet
Actupsetasthestudentscometotherug.Tellthemthatyouweresoexcitedtoshareyour
writingwithyourfamilyaboutyourbestinshow.Thenreadthewritingaloud,andsayDoyou
knowwhatmylittlebrotherssaid?
Ewyoulikedthatone??Thatisdefinitelynotthebestinshowitissoboring!
AtfirstIwasalittleupset,butthenIthoughthmmIneedtorevisemywork!Ineedtodoa
betterjobexplaining!Idecidedtopulloutallthestops
1.4Procedures
1. Nametheteachingpoint,TodayIwanttoteachyouthatwhenopinionwriterswantto
pulloutallthestops,theysometimesfindotherswhocanhelpthemgenerateevenmore
reasonstosupporttheiropinions.Theysometimesevenrefertothatis,quotewhat
thoseotherpeoplehavesaid.
2. Explainthattobemoreconvincing,yousoughthelpfrompeoplewhoagreedwithyou
andhelpedyouthinkofreasonstosupportyouropinion.
3. Tellstudentstolistencloselytowhatyoudidlastnightexplainthisisaverygrownup
approachbutthatyouthinktheycanhandleit.

4. Tellstudentstolistenclosely,andstudywhatIdidsothattheycanmaybesowhatIdid
too.
5. Modelthisscenario:
a. IknowthatopinionwritersgotosomeonewhofeelsthesamewayandsayHelp
memakeastrongerargument.
b. SoIthoughtwhocouldhelp?Mymom!
c. Usinganimaginaryphone,callherandsayIneedyourhelpinbeingmore
convincing.
d. Mymomsaidlistreasonsyourmomgavetosupportyourargument.
e. SoIthought,hmm..IamgoingtowriteaparagraphwhereIquotemymother
sayingallthat?
i. Givestudentsamomenttothinkaboutwhattheymightwrite
f. IwantedtotalktoanotherexpertsoIalsocalledmysisterwhotoldmemore
facts!
g. Explainthatyoumightwritetheexactwordsoftheexpertinaquotetosupport
yourargument.
6. Askstudentsiftheycouldhelpyouaddevenmore!
7. Whileyouaddthequotes,havestudentsturnandtalktodeterminemoreinformationthat
couldbeadded.
8. Showstudentsthatnowyourwritinghasrealfactsinit!Thismakesitevenmore
persuasive.
9. Havestudentsgetwithapartner
10. StudentswillrecordtheirpartnersquoteontheIpad.
11. Thestudentswilltaketurnsrecordingoneanother.
12. ThenstudentswilladdtheirquoteintotheirwritingtomaketheiropinionpiecesMORE
convincing.
1.5Differentiation
Ifstudentsseemtostrugglewiththeconceptofopinionwriting,Iwillscaffoldstudentsandgive
themoneononeorsmallgroupsupportduringwritingtime.
1.6Closure
Bringstudentstotherug,andaskthemwhattheywereabletoimproveintheirwriting?Havea
fewstudentssharetheirprogress!
1.7Formative/SummativeAssessmentofStudents
Thiswritingactivitywillbeapartofthechapterbooksthestudentshavebeencompiling.The
finalproductwillbelookedatasaportfolioofthestudentswork.
Materials/Equipment/Resources

CollectionBox
Myownwritingsample

Addtotheanchorchartquoteexperts
IPads

1.9Technology
IPadsCamera
2.1ReflectiononPlanning
ThroughouttheplanningprocessIreferredtoLucyCalkinstextonWritersWorkshop.I
followedhermajorteachingpointsandprocedureswhileaddinginafewofmyownideas.I
wasthoughtfulofmystudentsabilitiesandlevelsinwritingthroughouttheprocess,andwillbe
suretocontinuetomonitorstudentstogainabettersenseoftheirwritingabilities.After
reflectingonthislesson,IbelievethatIhavehitthemostimportantaspectsofthelessonina
meaningfulwayforstudents.