Teach your students how to write strong, analytic commentary for their Informative / Explanatory common core essays!
Commentary lesson created by The House of Roush to strengthen students writing for their essays focused on The Giver.
Lesson shows students the differences between weak/elementary commentary and stronger, more mature commentary. Provides sentence frames to help students begin commentary writing, and then leads them through the process of modifying their commentary to more advanced, analytic commentary.
Four exercises included that have students dissect a provided concrete detail from The Giver and result in them writing out strong, analytic commentary for each piece of evidence.