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In this lesson plan students use the writing process to create a problem solution essay.  First they brainstorm ideas. Next they create graphic organizers using bubbl.us to organize their thoughts.  Using the completed bubble maps, they write their first drafts.  After revising and editing these drafts, they complete a final draft in Microsoft Word.
Material Type: Assignment
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 30, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 12, 2012
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Submitter: Molly Beer
Keywords: Problem Solution, Organization, Writing Process, Graphic Organizer

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Language: English
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Avatar for Billy Woodson
2 years ago

Billy Woodson (Faculty)

According to the description it's a great way to get students engage in the writing process. The location link takes you to a website where you are required to enter a username and password.


Avatar for Daniel Beuchert
4 years ago

Daniel Beuchert (Teacher (K-12))

I really enjoy the flow of this lesson because it adds new skills for students to use for problem solving.  Not only are students thinking of how this is useful (problem solving), they are brainstorming possible solutions, and then sharing that with others.  This should really help the students get a good understanding of what they are doing, and this should help them to organize their thoughts for their future writings much better.  I would like to use something like this to help my students brainstorm writing in the context of science.

Time spent reviewing site: 10

Avatar for Jeannine Baum
4 years ago

Jeannine Baum (Teacher (K-12))

Great Job!  This is a very direct and organized lesson.  Students must brainstorm and outline without even thinking about it.  You could also provide a pre-drawn map or special needs students that might get confused by directions or happen to be color blind.  I might also suggest to them to order their body paragraphs by best solution to worst. I could see adapting this to older students.

Time spent reviewing site: 10 min

Avatar for Antonio Aguillon
4 years ago

Antonio Aguillon (Student)

If I was  a k-12 teacher I would definitely use this material in my classroom.

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This is an excellent way of teaching students how to write an essay. You did an excellent job Molley. The only thing I feel you should change is the link you provided. It gives access to your entire NetFiles site. You should probably only give the reader access to the StAIR powerpoint not the entire container. Just an FYI. The quality of your assignment, on the other hand is great.

Time spent reviewing site: 25 minutes

Avatar for Melissa White
4 years ago

Melissa White (Faculty)

This is a fabulous lesson! Great resources.