My students recently completed writing informational research reports. This month long process of implementing the mini lessons taught in class were evident in most of the students’ writing and over all, they did a fairly good job. However, when it came to the on demand piece of writing I was so disappoint in the results. I felt like the kids rushed through their work and were vague with the elaboration of details. The structure was there but I just felt the quality of the work didn’t meet the expectations.
I am just wondering how to help students be more successful with on demand writing. In class, we compared the similarites/ differences between the two, shared student samples, and checklist but feel that might not be enough.