Review Foursquare graphic organizers and how they are used with explanatory writing. For the past few lessons, students have been using this graphic organizer to take notes as readers. Today, they will be using it to plan as writers. This lesson builds on students’ background knowledge with planning and writing strong paragraphs from Unit 1.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 4 ELA Module 1A, Unit 2, Lesson 5.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-4-ela-module-1a-unit-2-lesson-5; accessed 2015-05-29.
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