Identify Key Ideas in a Narrative Writing Prompt

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The first step to responding to a writing prompt is to figure out what it's asking. In the first lesson of this narrative writing series, fourth graders learn to identify key ideas that help them understand the type of writing required for a given prompt. Consider pausing the video at the halfway mark and allowing time to discuss the writing prompt before watching the remainder of the instructor's demonstration. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • A sample writing prompt is provided to guide instruction
  • Outlines the steps in the writing process
  • Alerts students to a common mistake to avoid when responding to a writing prompt
  • Content is adaptable to Common Core writing standards across the upper-elementary grade levels
Cons

  • Assumes prior knowledge about the different types of writing
  • Academic content of the lesson is not very rigorous
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