Using the attached "Direct Instruction Lesson Plan Template," create an original elementary-level
(K-8) language arts lesson plan to support students' development as writers. The lesson must meet
the following criteria:
incorporates at least one step of the writing process: prewriting, composing, revising, editing, or
publishing - Students complete the guided prewriting process using a graphic organizer and compose a
draft or a five-paragraph essay.
focuses on one genre of writing: narrative, persuasive/opinion, or explanatory/informative - This
essay is explanatory/informative. They start with a topic (Diversity) and seek to identify and answer key
questions surrounding it "who, what, when, where, why, how" to create their supporting paragraphs.
integrates a text or activity that contributes to the students' development of awareness of differences
in society - The focus of this essay is on diversity "It is important to be kind to one another. But why?
What happens if we aren't?"
Identify general information for the lesson plan, including each of the following elements:
lesson title - Drafting Diversity
subject - English/Language Arts
grade/level/setting - 5
Grade General Education Classroom
a prerequisite skill or connection to prior knowledge necessary for students to be able to participate
in and benefit from the lesson plan - Before participating in this lesson, students need to be familiar with
the concept of writing a five-paragraph essay; be able to write at grade level with appropriate grammar
and spelling; understand the difference between explanatory, narrative, and persuasive texts; and be
able to fill out a graphic organizer with guidance.