How many times do we ask students to write short answer responses on a test, and they pen a three word fragment?
Well, this simple and effective lesson gives students all the tools they need to compose detailed paragraphs with evidence to reinforce their answer.
This lesson includes:
1. A detailed lesson plan with class starter, instruction notes, group activity, individual assessment, and closing statement.
2. Example hands-on manipulative for notes and practice.
3. Printable template for the student manipulative.
The APE short answer lesson can be simplified to use in a 6th grade classroom. As they mature as writers, students are also able to add details to incorporate this format even in 12th grade. Although this lesson was written for an English class, any course using short answer questions can utilize the material.