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Lesson 15 - Writing a Literary Essay: Conclusion

teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/3
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9/a
teaches Common Core State Standards L.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.5.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/5/1
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.2 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/2
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.4 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/4
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.9 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/9
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.2.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/2/b
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.2.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/2/a
teaches Common Core State Standards W.5.2.e http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/5/2/e

Lesson 15 - Writing a Literary Essay: Conclusion

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 15 Narrative found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • I can write the conclusion of my essay.

Purpose of Lesson

  • In this lesson, students plan and write the conclusion paragraph of their literary essays. In the Closing, students are guided through a research reading share.  This review is designed to hold students accountable for their research reading completed for homework. This volume of reading promotes students’ growing ability to read a variety of literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. In this unit, the habit of character focus is on working to become an effective learner. The characteristic that students collect in this lesson is perseverance, because this is their first time writing a full essay this school year.

In Advance

  • Prepare:
    • Organizing the Model: Conclusion Paragraph Strips (one per pair).
    • Research reading share (see Independent Reading: Sample Plans).
  • Review the Thumb-O-Meter Protocol. See Classroom Protocols.
  • Post: Learning targets and applicable anchor charts.

Digital Materials Preparation:

  • Prepare to display and assign the lesson and new digital materials to students before class.
  • For digital assignments, ensure that students have access to a digital device.
  • Be sure students have access to their Unit 2 Digital Independent Reading Journal in order to complete the homework assignment.

New Digital Materials to Assign:

  • Character Reaction Reflections Note-catcher

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: conclusion, restate

Materials

  • Organizing the Model: Conclusion Paragraph Strips (one part per pair)
  • Painted Essay® Template (from Lesson 12; one per student)
  • Model Literary Essay: Draft (from Lesson 12; one per student and one for display)
  • Literary Essay Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 13; added to during Opening A)
  • Literary Essay Anchor Chart (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Literary Essay Prompt (from Lesson 12; one per student)
  • Working to Become Effective Learners Anchor Chart (begun in Lesson 13)
  • Informative Writing Checklist (from Lesson 13; one per student and one to display)
  • Informative Writing Checklist (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Affix List (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • Vocabulary logs (from Unit 1, Lesson 4; one per student)
  • Academic Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 1)
  • Character Reaction Reflections Note-catcher (new; one per student and one to display)
  • Character Reaction Reflections Note-catcher (Example, for Teacher Reference)
  • Esperanza Rising (from Unit 1, Lesson 2; one per student)
  • Domain-specific Word Wall (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 3)
  • Working to Become Ethical People Anchor Chart (begun in Unit 1, Lesson 2)
  • Independent Reading: Sample Plans (for teacher reference)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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