Mid-Unit Assessment: Writing Best First Draft of “Inside Out” Poem

As part of a mid-unit assessment, scholars draft their inside out poems and then work on their "Back Again" poems. Learners use a rubric and graphic organizers to guide their writing. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Ask pupils to share out various ideas for writing their poems to spark thinking for those struggling with ideas
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 3 in Grade 8 ELA Module 1, Unit 3
  • Designed as a mid-unit assessment
Pros
  • Outlines the time for each activity
  • Gives suggestions for meeting the needs of struggling readers
Cons
  • None