Revising for Organization: Timely Transitions

During the eighth lesson in a historical fiction unit, pupils practice thoughtfully transitioning their ideas in sequential order. After the teacher models how to add these transitions by using the wheelwright draft created in a previous lesson, writers add transitions to their own drafts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Transfer the anchor chart onto large chart paper and display it for everyone to see
  • Provide folders to keep individual work organized and easy to access during the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • The eighth lesson in a series of 16 that focuses on writing a research-based narrative
  • Learners gather the research pertaining to Colonial America during the previous unit in the module

  • Designed for Common Core
  • Lesson procedures build off one another; they are clear and concise, providing specific times for each action, homework ideas, and reproducibles
  • Allows for collaboration

  • None
Common Core