My students seem to really struggle with paragraph writing. Once I taught them a specific formula, they no longer skip the constructed response questions. This download includes my presentation for teaching each portion of the constructed response, step-by-step. It also includes a quick sort game practice for students. I use a TED-Ed video and spoken word poem to engage my students and show them how to "deconstruct" a paragraph. At the end of the game, the students are prompted to get into a group and answer a second constructed response about the same poem. There's also a color coding key, and a suggestion for more practice. I always use this at the end of the semester, too...it's great for Exam Prep!
- Presentation with constructed response formula
- Quick sorting game for students to practice what they've learned
- Full text and link to TED-Ed video for reference
- Fill in the blank constructed response template for differentiated instruction