End of Unit Assessment: Writing Best First Draft of “Back Again” Poem

Team up! Scholars begin working with their research teams to review the components of an effective poem. They then move on to independent work by beginning the end-of-unit assessment. Writers complete the draft of their "Back Again" poems using the rubric and graphic organizer.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Allow readers to highlight concepts in the rubric as they check their poems
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires two sheets of lined paper per pupil
  • Lesson 4 in Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 3
  • Complete lessons in order
  • Includes a rubric for the poetry writing portion
  • Offers ideas for meeting the needs of struggling learners
  • None
Common Core