Sequence Information Sequence: Collaborative Writing: Climate Change and the Need for Action Description: Lesson Title: Collaborative Writing: Climate Change and the Need for Action.
Students will be able to collaborate effectively in small groups to write a persuasive essay on a Climate Change and the Need for Action.
- Laptops or computers with internet access
- Rubric for the persuasive essay
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Start the lesson by introducing the concept of collaborative writing and explaining its benefits.
- Explain that students will be working in small groups to write a persuasive essay on a given topic.
- Review the rubric for the persuasive essay and explain the expectations for each component.
Group Formation (5 minutes)
- Divide the students into groups of three to four members.
- Assign each group a topic for their persuasive essay.
Brainstorming & Outlining (10 minutes)
- Instruct each group to brainstorm ideas for their essay, based on the topic.
- Encourage them to think critically and come up with compelling arguments and evidence to support their position.
- Instruct each group to create an outline for their essay, based on the ideas generated during brainstorming.
- Emphasise the importance of organisation and structure in persuasive writing.
Collaborative Writing (40 minutes)
- Instruct each group to begin writing their essay, using a collaborative writing (doKu).
- Encourage students to divide up the writing tasks and work collaboratively to ensure that each member contributes to the final product.
- Use doKu to monitor the students progress and offer feedback and guidance as needed.
Gallery Walk (20 minutes)
- Have each group exchange their essays with another group for peer review.
- Encourage students to provide constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.
- Give each group time to revise their essays based on the feedback received.
Presentation (10 minutes)
- Have each group present their essay to the class.
- Encourage students to explain their arguments and evidence, and to respond to questions from the audience.
- Assess each group's essay based on the rubric provided (see below).
- Evaluate each student's contribution to the collaborative writing process, based on their participation in brainstorming, outlining, and gallery walk.
- Provide feedback on areas for improvement and celebrate successes and accomplishments.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
- Develop important skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, and persuasive writing.
- By working collaboratively, students will be able to learn from one another and create a more cohesive and compelling final essay.
Criteria for Evaluation:
Thesis Statement and Introduction (10 points)
- The essay has a clear and strong thesis statement that presents a clear position on the need for immediate action to address climate change.
- The introduction engages the reader and provides context for the essay.
Argument and Evidence (30 points)
- The essay presents a well-reasoned and compelling argument that supports the thesis statement.
- The essay provides convincing evidence to support the argument, using examples from credible sources such as scientific studies, economic reports, and government policies.
Counterarguments and Refutations (20 points)
- The essay anticipates and addresses potential counterarguments to the writer's position, showing a nuanced understanding of the issue.
- The essay provides strong and effective refutations to these counterarguments.
Organisation and Structure (15 points)
- The essay has a logical and coherent structure, with clear topic sentences and well-organised paragraphs.
- Transitions between ideas are smooth and effective.
Writing Style and Mechanics (15 points)
- The essay is well-written, with a strong and engaging writing style.
- The essay is free of grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and punctuation errors.
Conclusion and Call to Action (10 points)
- The essay concludes with a strong and effective call to action, encouraging the reader to take action or consider the writer's position.
- The conclusion summarises the main arguments of the essay and leaves a lasting impression on the reader.
Total Points: 100
Audience: High school College - University Subjects: Environmental studies Language: English LAMS Version: 4.6 License: Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike Support Files: No files Sharing with: Everyone in Public Status: Active Average Rating: (5). Based on 1 reviews. Number of downloads: 1 times Number of previews: 5 times Authored By: Chelsea Bullock Date: 04 May 2023 03:25 AM User Comments on Collaborative Writing: Climate Change and the Need for Action sequence