A Framework For Better Answers and Writing Paragraphs

posted Dec 10, 2013, 6:17 PM by Patrick Johnson
Students have been learning to answer questions by:
  • restating the question (using the words of the question to start their answer)
  • providing a GIST answer (the first sentence of their paragraph provides a general answer to the question)
  • stating details to explain their GIST answer
Students wrote a paragraph with a partner by answering the following question: What do you want to do over the holidays?