Zach’s Lie: Multi-Genre Writing Assignment

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How do people solve problems in healthy ways? Writers explore a topic of interest in their multi-genre writing assignment exploring Zach's Lie. The final resource in a series of seven includes multiple scaffolds and organizers for success. The resource also includes a task checklist and due dates to help the class manage their time. A great way to end a unit, as the packet incorporates material discussed throughout the entire unit. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have your writers publish their work on a class blog for parents and members of the school community 
  • Consider having students move at their own pace; structure the mini-unit with mastery learning
  • Make use of free-form stations for different parts of the writing process 
Classroom Considerations
  • There will be learners that struggle with various steps within the writing process; make time within each lesson to work with them to individualize instruction
Pros
  • Writing assignment has individuals create a personal connection with Zach's Lie
  • Resource includes every handout (graphic organizers, rubric, assignment sheet) needed for learners 
Cons
  • Rubric for assessment indicates a 250 point value; such a high point value may skew your quarter grades
Common Core