First step: direct instruction in how to write a five paragraph essay. I used a modified Four Square Writing lesson plan. This included my writing topics on the white board (i.e. foods, capitals, animals, fruits) and asking the monks to give three examples.
|Next step....guided practice: here I'd written topics on the white board, and randomly called on four monks to give the details for each topic.|
|Monitoring the process and providing assitance.|
|Providing immediate feedback.|
|Observing the guided practice on the whiteboard.|
Grade four monks, providing three details for each of the topics I'd written on the whiteboard.