Artifact – Text Features

Topic: Text Features CLI Strategy: Artifact Subject: ELA Grade: Lower/Upper Elementary Students will be able to: closely analyze parts of an expository article to identify and sort text features. Procedure: Cut up an expository article and highlight different text features Place pieces of article in an envelope marked "important." Show the class the envelope and make … Continue reading Artifact – Text Features

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Artifact – Deconstructing an Expository Essay

Topic: Deconstructing an Expository Essay CLI Strategy: Artifact Subject: ELA - Expository Writing/Reading  Grade: Middle/High Students will be able to: Analyze and interpret the parts and order of an expository essay. Procedure Cut up short (1 page) expository essay into paragraphs. Put pieces in an envelope. (Example Essay about Volleyball) Explain to students that you need … Continue reading Artifact – Deconstructing an Expository Essay

Questions from a Hat – Turn STAAR Writing Prompts into Questions

Topic: STAAR Writing Prompts  CLI Strategy: Questions from a Hat Subject: ELA - Expository Writing  Grade: Upper Elementary/Middle Students will be able to: Rephrase STAAR example writing prompts into the form of a question and quickly generate topic sentences. Procedure Write several examples of STAAR writing prompts on small slips of paper and place them into … Continue reading Questions from a Hat – Turn STAAR Writing Prompts into Questions

Artifact – Writing Topic Sentences

Topic: Writing Topic Sentences  CLI Strategy: Artifact  Subject: ELA - Expository Writing  Grade: Upper Elementary/Middle Students will be able to: Use a group of commonly themed images to identify and create topic sentences for an expository essay. Procedure Find a series of commonly themed images to represent big ideas in an essay. (Example Images) Put images … Continue reading Artifact – Writing Topic Sentences