Lesson Plan

Lesson 3: Essay Organizer

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A three-minute exercise warms-up scholars' writing abilities in order to follow a writing process that ends in an essay. The essay's topic is a barrier and the values used to break it. Four steps include choosing a topic, jotting-down a main idea, composing an outline, and writing topic sentences.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If learners do not finish the day's lesson, assign the rest of the activity as homework 
  • Display finished products on a Black History Month-themed bulletin board that also features Jackie Robinson
  • Direct pupils to share their essay with a peer then provide constructive criticism and a compliment 
Classroom Considerations
  • The Essay Organizer looks best copied in color 
  • Third and final lesson in a series dedicated to identifying barriers and using values to overcome them 
  • The contest portion of the lesson can be skipped 
  • LInks take you directly to additional material and resources 
  • The lesson includes flexible grouping
  • None