Step 3 Walk Through

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Step 3 Walk Through
Bellringer: Monday, December 1, 2014
Look at the writing prompt below. Decide which
text structure would best suit this prompt.
• Write an informative essay that examines how
native and introduced species have adapted to
life in Australia.
Compare & Definition
Contrast
Description
Cause &
Effect
Classification Sequence &
Order
Problem &
Solution
Main Idea &
Details
We will use…
Why?
• The prompt asks you to inform about two
different items:
– Native species
– Introduced species
• It’s also a format that you’re familiar with.
(Let’s dress for success.)
Let’s Read.
• Annotate for…
– Adaptations for life in Australia.
– One highlighter color for native species.
– A Second highlighter color for introduced species.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
• When the bell rings, please:
– Be in your seat
– Have your Performance Assessment book
– Have something to write with
– And some notebook paper (including your sheet
from yesterday)
Bellringer: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
• Copy down this time chart for the VLT on your paper from
yesterday.
Component
Planned Time
Read the prompt and pick 5 minutes
a text structure
Preview the text, Read,
15 minutes
and Annotate
Plan
5 minutes
Write
60 minutes
Revise
5 minutes
Total
90 minutes
Additional Time
• Additional time for students who are absent,
late, or receive accomodations:
– Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Lunch Tutoring
– Wednesday, December 10, 2014, Lunch Tutoring
– Thursday, December 11, 2014, Lunch Tutoring (for
absences only)
Let’s Plan.
Australian
Fauna
New to
Australia
Today
• Move from Reading and Annotating to
planning and writing.
• You will have 40 minutes to work on your
practice VLT today
• Write an informative essay that examines how
native and introduced species have adapted to
life in Australia.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
• Today, you will need:
– Your Performance Assessment book
– Your essay
– A writing utensil
• Your essay should be completed today. Turn in
your completed essay to the tray for your class.
• Write an informative essay that examines how
native and introduced species have adapted to
life in Australia.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
• Today, you will need:
– Your performance assessment book
– A sheet of paper
– Writing Utensil
Conferences
• Quick Conference– Look at your essay
– Score your essay
– Talk about 1 great thing
– Talk about 1 opportunity for improvement
While I am conferencing…
• Turn to page 38.
• Read the 2 student examples.
• ON YOUR OWN SHEET OF PAPER:
– Complete page 42.
– Number it as follows:
1. Topic
2. Text structure
3. Focus
4. Supporting evidence
5. Domain-specific vocabulary
6. Text features
7. Claim
8. Evidence.
When you’re
finished, place it
in the tray for
your class.

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