The Outsiders: Grief paragraph: Expository Writing
The student will conduct Internet research and compose a paragraph based on the research.
The student will gather and sort information from an assigned web site.
Have you ever helped a friend deal with a loss?
How did that friend feel?
Did your friendís behavior change as he or she adjusted to the loss?
2. Relate to The Outsiders:
4. Distribute handout.
5. Students may begin working.
1. Opening: What did we work on yesterday? Review stages of grief. What is your job for today (students should answer based on the time frame noted on their handout).
2. Paragraph writing: Some of you are ready to write your paragraph. Letís brainstorm what you may in include in your paragraphs. Note: Draw outline or web on board.
3. Students may begin working. Teacher circulates to assist.
4. Close: Review what students have learned.
1. Opening: What have you found in your research? How are you going to spend today? Note: All students should start writing their paragraphs.
2. Students may begin working. Teacher circulates to assist.
3. Close: How can you apply what you learned to your own life? How can this information help you understand yourself and others?
4. Homework: Finish paragraphs. You will submit both your notes and your paragraph. Review paper policy so paragraphs meet quality standards.
Note: The assignment on this day will not take the entire class.
1. Opening: How did the paragraph writing go? Please take out your paragraphs. What parts gave you trouble? What parts were the easiest to write?
2. Brainstorm assessment list on board: We are going to share our paragraphs aloud. As each person shares, what should we look for? Students should take out paper to make notes while they are listening to peers read.
3. Sharing: Ask for volunteers to share. Tell students to listen for what the reader did well and to think about one suggestion for an improvement. After student has read, that student should take notes based on feedback from the class.
4. Homework: Students should revise their paragraph based on feedback from peers and teacher.
5. Close: What did you enjoy about this
activity? How should I change it for next year?