Using Personal Anecdotes to Improve Writing Skills

Grade 8 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.W.8.5

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

8

8th Grade

5

With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-€“3 up to and including grade 8 on page 52.)

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Lesson Objective
Use personal narratives for self-expression and to improve writing skills
Length
7 min
Questions to Consider
Why is it a powerful strategy to have a peer read narrative writing aloud to the writer?
How does this approach help students understand the revision process?
How does the discussion at the end of the lesson enhance student writing skills?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.8.5

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