Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 16

Student in classroom.

Some students may need more help revising than others. There is space for this during the revision time.
• As in Lesson 13, consider the setup of the classroom; students ideally will be working on computers.
• If students did not use computers to draft their essays in Lesson 13, consider giving them more time to revise and rewrite their essays.
• Have independent activities ready for students who finish revising early.
• Since not all students may finish their revisions during this class, have students email their files, check out a computer, or come in during an off period or after school to finish. Consider extending the due date for students who do not have access to a computer at home.
• In advance: Look over the graded essays and find a common conventions error. Craft a mini lesson for Work Time A in order to address the error (a sample structure is provided in the lesson).
• Also, identify a body paragraph in a student essay that uses and punctuates a “quote sandwich” well to be an exemplar. Make a copy of this body paragraph, without the student’s name, to show in Work Time Part B. The goal is for students to have another model to work toward as they are revising their own essays.

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W.8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by...
L.8.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or...
L.8.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and...

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