Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language

This Writing: Drafting Body Paragraphs and Revising for Language lesson plan also includes:

Begin the drafting phase of the writing process with a lesson focused on writing three body paragraphs in a logical way. Then, revise writing to make it more formal after a teacher-directed mini lesson. Each paragraph written highlights one of Bud's rules from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Create a class blog post asking any of the discussion questions found in the lesson 
  • Advise learners to keep all papers in a safe place so they can easily access them at a later time 
  • Allow partners to revise each other's writing as an additional source of word choice support 
Classroom Considerations
  • Copies are required
  • The thirteenth in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Many of the materials required are from past lessons; you can locate these items in the Included Materials section 
  • The lesson plan is written clearly and in detail
  • Cooperative learning strategies are incoportaed into each acitvity
  • Notes explain how activities meet the needs of your learners
  • None
Common Core