Cynthia Trickel
Reply to Elementary Educators
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:24

I loved the subject of your lesson. I am assuming since you are the “Elementary Educators” that this lesson is for younger students. Students in this age range should love making up their own animal and pretending to be that animal. I think the subject alone would be motivation to want to write.
I also like that you put your full lesson plan in with the mini-lesson so that it was easy to make connections. Working with partners is a good idea, as I am sure the students would want to talk about what they are doing and this gives them that opportunity.

  • Elementary Ed Module 4 - McKenzi Davis, Fri Jun 19 09:32
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    • re:elementary ed lesson plan - stacy huffman, Sat Jun 20 20:52
      I really like the idea of having the student draw their own picture and writing about it! I think that having them create something of interest to them is a great way to engage them in the activity.... more
    • So Engaging! - whitemb2, Sat Jun 20 11:20
      I loved your lesson! It was so engaging and full of imagination which (as a child for life) I am loving! I can't believe you came up with the idea for the children to create their own animals and... more
    • Reply to Elementary Educators - Cynthia Trickel, Sat Jun 20 10:24
    • Re: Elementary Ed Module 4 - Sara Pappas, Fri Jun 19 22:52
      I really like this mini-lesson; quick and easy. It addressed good instruction on animals and zoo-life but also related it back to the students interests. Showing an example of the teachers favorite... more
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