Session Notes

Higher Order Concerns

  • We talked about ways to develop a main idea using the following strategies
  • Listing
  • Scribing
  • Considering readers’ needs and what is missing that will help make meaning
  • Essay Organizer worksheet

Lower Order Concerns

I pointed out some patterns of error, including punctuation and how to recognize a sentence and know when sentences begin and end. I sent the student home with a handout on sentence fragments and run-on sentences, but we spent the bulk of the time in the session on developing the main idea.

Student learning

The student learned that a first draft is a great start, not a final attempt, and to reread work with an eye for what readers will need to understand. Student gained confidence in writing ability.

Dr. Jones’ note to self: Glamorous my life is not. Satisfying it is, yes.

Published by Roshaunda D. Cade

I am an educator, writer, and creator. I live in St. Louis, MO with my husband and teenage children and enjoy reading, writing, dancing, and pushing my creative boundaries.

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