Lesson Objective: After reading technical information, students will select one element to compose a typed report using the five paragraph essay style of writing and the group method for critique.
ASSIGNMENT FOR Day One-Read For Content
Today go to Orville Wright's personal account of "How We Made the First Flight" and read how the Wright Brothers went about their work. It is a study of continuous invention and hardwork until they had overcome every obsticle and had risen literally to the challenge of conquering powered, sustained, controlled, and piloted flight. Take note of your findings while you read.
ASSIGNMENT FOR Day Two-Writing First Draft
After reading the article written by Mr. Wright, Choose ONE specific problem they had to overcome and to fully explain how they solved it. Write your findings in a short five paragraph essay entitled: How the Wright Brothers Met the Challenges for Flight. Save the essay in your desktop folder.
ASSIGNMENT FOR Day Three-Sharing Your Essay In Group
Divide into groups where each student will read his/her essay. Afterwards the group will help individual students with ideas to finish their essays.
ASSIGNMENT FOR Day Four-Writing the Final Draft
Students will use their corrected copy, notes, and the recommendations from their peer group to compose a final draft.
ASSIGNMENT FOR Day Five-Teacher Evaluation
The teacher will preselect several essays which best demonstrate the
focus and style for the objective. The teacher will anonymously read
these selections giving time after each reading for students to provide
additional comments. The teacher will then give the essays back for one
final correction before grading.
The Rubric follows standards set for five paragraph essays. Students that place in the first four spots could be required to recite their final essays in front of the class.
Here are some additional
resources from the National Air @ Space Museum in Washington DC.