Analytical Essay Instructional Workshop: Writing an Outline
1 Hook/Attention Getter
10 minutes - Remind students what we did in the last class and what we are focusing on. Ask student to center themselves back on what they turned in and the feedback they received.
Introduce the next phase of the essay, constructing body paragraphs.
Go over the packets and the required elements of the body paragraphs.
Inform students of the learning objectives and the technology we will use to accomplish them (Padlet).
Students should pick up their laptops and access the Google doc with their given feedback.
Students should review the essay packets to know where we are going today.
2 Instructional Activities
Go over the following elements in whole class discussion. Let students pick topics.
A clear topic sentence
Specific evidence or supporting detail
A concluding sentence that ties the evidence or details back to the main point and brings the paragraph to a close
While reviewing paragraph elements, students should engage with teacher in choosing a variety of topics to dissect and reassemble into a paragraph.
3 Instructional Activities
4 Instructional Activity
Sort students into pre-arranged groups of 5 – Grouping spans ability levels.
Give writing prompts and have each person take a task to write the following:
- Topic sentence with a hook
Be available in the class to assist with tech and discuss ideas.
Each group will work together to come up with each item. Paragraph must flow and must be entered into the Padlet. Once phrases are done, images and other media may be added. Each group should share Padlet with teacher. Students have 45 minutes to complete this assignment.
5 Wrap Up/Conclusion
Ask 1-2 groups to share their work.
Assign body paragraph 1 on TSL due to Google docs by Tuesday at 10 pm.
Students must indicate their personal contributions in the Padlet to earn points.
Body paragraph 1 on The Scarlet Letter is due to Google Docs by Tuesday at 10 pm.
Key Standards Supported
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.