The writer will research an interesting job (past, present or--perhaps--even future) and prepare to write about it. While researching, the writer will obtain a list of "pro" benefits associated with their researched jobs, and "con" consequences associated with their researched jobs. Using the provided graphic organizer, students create a summary of their research that contains a strong lead , a conclusion that comes back to their lead's original idea, and a paragraph that focuses on job pros and another paragraph on job cons. Teachers: Click here to see the entire lesson plan.
6-Trait Overview for this Lesson:
The focus trait in this writing assignment is organization; this writing prompt comes with a graphic organizer that will require writers to pre-plan paragraphs that have a purpose. The support trait in this assignment is sentence fluency; using subordinating conjunctions will require that students create longer, flowing sentences.
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