A. Design an original
lesson for students in the first, second or third grade (using the attached
“WGU Lesson Plan Format”) for each of the following two writing styles:
Note: These two lessons should form an integrated unit of
1. A narrative
writing lesson (stressing the telling of a story)
a. Explain how you
would use the six traits writing model as an assessment if these students were
in your own classroom.
b. Describe two items
you would use in your classroom environment to encourage narrative writing.
2. An expository
writing lesson (informing the reader of a topic that would include facts, such
as book reports or research reports)
a. Describe two items
you would use in your classroom environment to encourage expository writing.
B. Design an original
activity (using the attached “WGU Lesson Activity Format”) where students learn
an irregular spelling rule (e.g., “child/children”).
C. Design an original
read-and-describe activity (using the attached “WGU Lesson Activity Format”)
where students read one of their writing samples to a peer and then the peer
describes the content of the writing to the class.
Note: In both lesson plans and activities, students should
be encouraged to look for correct punctuation, grammar, spelling, and
capitalization of words.
D. When you use
sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
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with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It
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quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a
combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely
paraphrased from sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style,
please refer to the APA Handout web link included in the APA Guidelines