⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend

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⁣Lesson Plan: Writing a Review of OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend

Grade Level: 9-12

Subject: English / Writing

Duration: 60 minutes

Common Core Standards:
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.9-10.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.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.

- Students will attend OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend and gather information and experiences for their review.
- Students will write a review of their experience, supporting their claims with valid reasoning and relevant evidence.
- Students will practice persuasive writing techniques and effectively communicating their opinions.

- Transportation arrangements to OCME Trains' location
- Writing materials for students


1. Introduction (10 minutes):
- Begin the lesson by discussing the purpose of a review and its role in informing and persuading others.
- Engage students in a conversation about their previous experiences with public rides or events and their expectations for OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend.

2. Attend OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend (2-4 hours):
- Arrange transportation for students to visit OCME Trains' location during the Free Public Rides Weekend.
- Encourage students to take notes and observe various aspects of the event, such as train rides, amenities, staff interactions, safety measures, and overall atmosphere.
- Remind students to capture both positive and negative aspects of their experience to provide a balanced review.

3. Review Writing Preparation (10 minutes):
- Instruct students to organize their notes and reflections from their visit to OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend.
- Guide them in identifying the main points they wish to address in their review, such as the quality of the train rides, the organization of the event, customer service, and overall value.

4. Writing Activity (25 minutes):
- Instruct students to write a review of their experience at OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend, using valid reasoning and relevant evidence to support their claims.
- Encourage them to employ persuasive writing techniques, such as vivid descriptions, strong vocabulary, and engaging storytelling.
- 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 arguments, organization, use of reasoning and evidence, 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 key aspects of OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend that students found notable or lacking.
- 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 OCME Trains' Free Public Rides Weekend and the process of writing a review.
- Discuss the importance of providing balanced and evidence-based opinions 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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