Scaffolding for Essay: Planning Body Paragraphs for Survival Factors in A Long Walk to Water

Some things are complicated. Scholars continue to look at the model essay and rubric related to A Long Walk to Water. This time, they focus only on row three of the rubric because it is a more complicated portion. Writers think about the organization and complex ideas in their essays by completing a Planning Your Essay and Writers' Glossary sheet.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide the class into groups and have each group analyze a portion of row three in the rubric
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 14 of 19 in Grade 7 ELA Module 1, Unit 2
  • Makes use of a document camera
Pros
  • Offers tips for meeting the needs of struggling learners
  • Lists vocabulary words to teach along with lesson
Cons
  • None
Common Core