4 Think/Pair/ShareWhat are some activities that you know how to do SO well that you could teach someone else how to do it? You could even do it with your eyes closed!
5 DemonstrationShow class how to do something that you know how to do INCREDIBLY well…What do you think this text might look like in the end?
6 ScheduleJanuary 20th – 24th (choosing a topic) January 27th – 31st (planning) February 3rd – 7th (drafting) February 10th – 14th (revising/editing) February 17th – 21st (publishing) The week after March Break (presenting)
7 What will I include? What does a procedural text need? Materials list Steps in orderTransition wordsImperative verbsIntroductionConclusion
8 When Choosing a Topic Things to consider when choosing a topic: Do I know enough about this task to teach it to someone else?Can I bring something into class that will help demonstrate how to do this task?Do I enjoy doing this task?*** Homework for Monday is to choose a topic***
14 Read an ExemplarRead the text BLT on your own and then re-read as a class with voice & expressionThink/Pair/Share your opinion about this writing piece (your first impressions)
15 Revising & Editing BLTHave students use highlighters to identify the following in BLTHighlight all transition words in greenHighlight the topic sentence and closing sentence in blueWrite the main idea for each paragraph in the column using orangeHighlight good use of word choice in pinkHighlight good use of punctuation in yellow
16 Evaluate BLT Things that were well done? Things that could be improved?-*** You should have 5 of each and hand them in for marks***
17 Transition WordsAsk students to choose 1 of the following 3 questions to discuss after a minuteWhat is a transition word?Why do we use transition words?What resources do we have in this classroom to find transition words?
18 Transition Word Brainstorm Ask students to brainstorm 5 transition words with their group and have 1 volunteer come up to the front of the class to write it on the Smart Board
19 WorksheetsBring attention to the red folders at the front of the class (in the shelf) and show students the handout with transition wordsComplete the transition words worksheetsGood for GlueTransition ChartFind That Transition
21 Materials List Page protector for rough copy Looseleaf Pencil (absolutely no pen)EraserCopy of their plan
22 Outline Paragraph 1 (introduce your topic) Paragraph 2 (explain the materials needed)Paragraph 3 (go through the steps in detail)Paragraph 4 (review any complications or tips)Paragraph 5 (conclude your topic)
23 Topic SentenceHand out the worksheet using topic sentences and have students find ways of captivating the readers attention!
25 Revising & EditingHave a look at my example and revise & edit to improve my text!RemindersUse red folder to find different transition wordsUse thesaurus to improve word choiceUse dictionary for spelling errors
26 Revise & EditWord Choice (pink) - write 2 or more descriptive words per paragraphOrganization (orange) -write introduction, materials needed, steps, tips & conclusion in the left-hand columnIdeas (blue) - add 1 or more details to each paragraph that make it more interestingConventions (green) - add one new punctuation to each paragraph (brackets, exclamation mark, ellipses, quotation marks, etc.)Fluency (yellow) - add 1 new transition word to each paragraph for interest
28 Netbooks or Paper & Pencil? In order to use netbooks they must have the following:- A working printer at home- A USB stick with them the day you start publishing- Knowledge of how to use MS word- Willingness to write on paper at the last minute if technology doesn’t work out
29 RemindersStudents will publish their good copy during class and follow the expectations:Plain white-lined paperName on the topTitle on the top (capital letters)Indent paragraphsSingle-Spaced
30 Handing in your WorkMake sure you hand-in your final copy by ________________________. Staple the top left-hand corner and make sure your title and name are on the top
32 Now for the Fun Part!Decide how you’d like to teach your skill to the class. You can bring in props that will help support your presentation.You aren’t going to read your text to the class… just present your topic and show us how to do the thing you do best!Presentations should be 2 minutes maximum (keep it simple & fun)Presentations will start on Wednesday after March break!