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LA: Biography Intro

Learning Objective:

Students will use their research (star and tech. graphic organizers) to write first paragraph of research paper.

5W-p25-2  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

a. Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to                         aiding comprehension

b.Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

5W-p28-7Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.


Hook, Anticipatory Set, Introduction:  

Teacher will elicit student responses on the identity of John Ball; next, teacher will project sample research paper on the board/screen.

Direction Instruction:

Teacher will show students how sample paper incorporates key information about John Ball and situates him as a Renaissance thinker.

Guided Practice:

Students will use the information on their graphic organizers to write the introductory/biographical parag to their essay. Students who complete this component may begin the middle/achievement paragraph graphic organizer.

Independent Practice, Formative Assessment:

Students complete first paragraph of research paper.

Remind students to continue working on gathering information for their second paragraph about their Renaissance personality using the graphic organizer.