⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of LA Zoo Lights with Kids

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⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of LA Zoo Lights with Kids

Grade Level: 3-5

Subject: English / Writing

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

- Students will visit LA Zoo Lights with kids and gather information and experiences for their review.
- Students will write a review of their experience, supporting their opinions with reasons and information.
- Students will practice persuasive writing techniques and effectively communicating their thoughts and experiences.

- Transportation arrangements to LA Zoo Lights
- Writing materials for students


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the purpose of a review and its role in expressing opinions and providing information to others.
- Engage students in a conversation about their previous experiences at the zoo and their expectations for LA Zoo Lights.

2. Visit LA Zoo Lights (2-4 hours):
- Arrange transportation for students to visit LA Zoo Lights during the designated event period.
- Encourage students to take notes and observe various aspects of their experience, such as the lights display, animal exhibits, activities for kids, and overall enjoyment.

3. Review Writing Preparation (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to organize their notes and reflections from their visit to LA Zoo Lights.
- Guide them in identifying the main points they wish to address in their review, such as the visual appeal of the lights, the variety of activities for kids, the educational value, and overall satisfaction.

4. Writing Activity (25 minutes):
- Instruct students to write a review of their experience at LA Zoo Lights with kids, supporting their opinions with reasons and information.
- Encourage them to employ persuasive writing techniques, such as using descriptive language, providing specific examples, and appealing to the reader's emotions.
- Remind students to consider their audience and the purpose of their review.

5. Peer Review and Revision (10 minutes):
- Assign students to exchange their reviews with a partner for peer review.
- Instruct students to provide constructive feedback on the clarity of opinions, organization, use of reasons and information, and persuasive writing techniques.
- Allow time for students to revise and improve their reviews based on peer feedback.

6. Sharing and Discussion (5 minutes):
- Allocate time for students to share excerpts from their reviews with the class.
- Open a discussion about the highlights and memorable aspects of LA Zoo Lights that students mentioned in their reviews.
- Encourage students to provide feedback and ask questions about each other's experiences.

7. Class Reflection and Wrap-up (5 minutes):
- Facilitate a reflection discussion by asking students to share their thoughts on their visit to LA Zoo Lights and the process of writing a review.
- Discuss the importance of expressing opinions and providing reasons and information in reviews.
- Wrap up the lesson by emphasizing the power of persuasive writing in influencing and informing others.

Common Core Labels Correlations:

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