⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of Camping at Fernwood Campground and Resort with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of Camping at Fernwood Campground and Resort with Kids

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: English / Writing

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.11-12.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.9-10.8: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient.

- Students will write a review of their camping experience at Fernwood Campground and Resort with a focus on family-friendly activities and amenities.
- Students will analyze and evaluate the claims and evidence in their own reviews.
- Students will support their claims with valid reasoning and relevant evidence.

- Paper or computers for writing
- Writing materials (pens/pencils)


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the purpose and characteristics of a review.
- Introduce Fernwood Campground and Resort as a family-friendly camping destination.

2. Pre-Writing Activity (15 minutes):
- Instruct students to brainstorm and list the family-friendly activities and amenities they experienced at Fernwood Campground and Resort.
- Encourage students to think about their favorite aspects of the campground, such as swimming pools, playgrounds, hiking trails, or organized activities.

3. Writing the Review (25 minutes):
- Instruct students to write a review of their camping experience at Fernwood Campground and Resort.
- Remind them to include an introduction, body paragraphs with supporting evidence, and a concluding statement.
- Encourage students to use valid reasoning and relevant evidence to support their claims about the family-friendly atmosphere and amenities.

4. Peer Evaluation (10 minutes):
- Assign students to exchange their reviews with a partner for evaluation.
- Instruct students to evaluate the argument, specific claims, reasoning, and evidence in their partner's review.
- Encourage constructive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

5. Revision and Editing (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to revise and edit their reviews based on the feedback received from their peers.
- Encourage them to strengthen their arguments and claims by adding more specific details or examples.

6. Sharing and Discussion (10 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share their revised reviews with the class.
- Encourage students to explain their reasoning and provide evidence to support their claims.
- Facilitate a class discussion, focusing on the effectiveness of the reviews and the overall family-friendly experience at Fernwood Campground and Resort.

7. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (5 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to reflect on the importance of providing valid reasoning and relevant evidence in their writing.
- Discuss the impact of reviews on potential visitors and the significance of sharing personal experiences.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the value of effective communication and persuasive writing.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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