Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Writing a 5 paragraph essay

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.

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