Q2W1, 10/15/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #10/15/2019
Unit of InstructionArgumentative Writing
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.8.W.1.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence

LAFS.8.W.1.1a Introduce claim, distinguish from opposing claim, organize reasons and evidence logically

LAFS.8.W.1.1b Support claim with logical reasoning and relevant evidence

LAFS.8.W.1.1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion

LAFS.8.W.1.1d Establish and maintain formal style

LAFS.8.W.1.1a Provide concluding section that follows from and supports the argument presented

LAFS.8.W.2.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

LAFS.8.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • To cite relevant textual evidence that supports arguments/claims
  • Identify pros and cons in an argument
  • To plan and organize ideas before writing
  • To summarize and paraphrase information from text
Classroom Activities

Performance Assessement books: Argument writing

Highlighting sources for evidence

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons and applied reading and writing

Teacher-led modelling of identifying relevant evidence and organizing points

Close Reader: The Whistle

Blended Learning-station rotations

Assignments Due

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons

Performance Assessment book pages annotated

Independent essay planning sheet, introductions

Ready Florida RI 1.1 Quiz

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Ready Florida Workbook

iReady lessons