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These lessons help students learn to construct responses after reading informational texts for end-of-year assessments. 17 lessons are included to help students exceed in writing constructed responses. These lessons are great for 3rd-5th grade and can be edited to meet the needs of your classroom. Help your students meet and EXCEED the writing expectations for the end-of-year assessments!
If you already purchased Grade 3 Unit 2 Lesson Plans for the resource Grade 3, Unit 2, Information, The Art of Information Writing, Lucy Calkins and M. Colleen Cruz, © 2013, then these lessons are already included there.
These lessons are inspired by the Lucy Calkins Workshop format (not from this resource) as well as other writing workshop lessons and work well with any writing program you are using. I hope you will find them useful.
Often in a constructed response, students will read one or two passages and respond to questions. I based my minilessons off of the state rubric for constructed responses.
Standards that are covered:
ELAGSE3RI9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
ELAGSE3W2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. ELAGSE3L1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. ELAGSE3L2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Score of 4 :The student’s response is a well-developed informative/explanatory text that examines a topic in depth and conveys ideas and information clearly based on text as a stimulus.
• Effectively introduces a topic
• Effectively develops the topic with multiple facts, definitions, and details
• Groups related ideas together to give some organization to the writing
• Effectively uses linking words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information
• Provides a strong concluding statement or section