Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 7

This Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 7 lesson plan also includes:

As the unit on research writing draws to a close, class members continue to revise and edit their papers, this time focusing on grammar, spelling, and punctuation (colon and semicolon).

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • For guided practice, develop several models and have class members edit the sentences adding colons or semicolons as appropriate
Classroom Considerations

  • The seventh in an eight lesson unit on research writing
  • Each lesson in the unit is designed to directly address specific Common Core standards
  • The lesson presumes class members have previously studied dependent and independent clauses
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes a step-by-step plan, pre- and post-revision, color-coded model paragraphs, a handout that details when and how to use colons and semicolons
Cons

  • The Colon and Semicolon Handout includes only one example for each punctuation type and no practice exercises