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The Writing Recipe: Essay Structure for ELLs

Lesson Objective: Adapt a writing prompt into an essay introduction
Grades 6-8 / ELA / ELL

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. What teaching techniques does Ms. Sackman use to engage her English Language Learners?
  2. Why does Ms. Sackman use the writing manipulative in this lesson?
  3. How does this lesson add to your understanding of teaching the Common Core to English Language Learners?

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  • Private message to Alejandra Contreras

Besides being a great educator, she demonstrates she truly cares about them. At the end of the day, having someone believe in you is one of the most motivating feelings ever. 

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  • Private message to Tobon Lucero

I love the way that Ms. Sackman explained how to write an essay to her English Language learners. Using an index card to describe the introduction, first body paragraph, second body paragraph, third body paragraph, and conclusion is a great idea. She focuses on ensuring everyone understands, which shows that her students are important to her. Encouraging students to speak English in a polite manner makes students more self-confident. Asking students what they learned at the end of the lesson students can reinforce the material.

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  • Private message to Roderick Prior

That was beautiful. I think many us can agree that its such a rewarding feeling to know our students are actually learning!

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  • Private message to Patricia McMillan

I will be using the Claim, Evidence, Reasoning structure with my students. Great job!

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  • Private message to Patricia McMillan

I love her energy and the love she shows for teaching and her students.

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Westridge Middle School
3800 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando FL 32809
Population: 1238

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