Students watch a video that shows how a student worked with their classmates to perfect a drawing. The students then get a chance to practice the student’s technique. They complete multiple drafts of a butterfly, slowly getting better until the final product is complete. Students then put together a book, showing the progression of their work. Students will be amazed when they look back at their first draft and realize how much better it turned out when they did not give up.
1. T-Chart What is Perseverance?
2. Austin’s Butterfly Video
3. Model Critiques
4. Start Drafting
5. Build Book
7. Complete T-Chart What is Perseverance
8. Writing Assignment Option
9. Supplemental Ideas
Common Core Anchor Standards Addressed
Speaking and Listening
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Although this is not specifically addressed, this lesson can be used as an anchor lesson for revising and editing)
Mathematical Practice Standard
1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.