Q2W3, 10/28/2019

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #10/28/2019
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 write an effective body paragraph

·         To introduce and cite evidence

·         To use persuasive and ambitious vocabulary

·         To write an effective counterclaim paragraph

·         To use transition words and connectives

Classroom Activities

ThinkCERCA–writing essays

Silent reading

Station rotations-blended learning

iReady lessons

Honors: Collections Textbook reading Marigolds

Honors: Closer Reader Poems About Growing Up

Honors: Shakespeare’s Stages of Man Poem

Persuasive Language Techniques worksheets


Assignments Due

Honors: Independent essay due

Submit Independent Essay paragraphs for feedback (intro, body, counterclaim, conclusion)

Ready Florida RI 2.4 Quiz

Honors: Close Reader Poems About Growing Up

Honors: Marigolds quiz

Shakespeare’s Stages of Man packet

Persuasive Language Techniques packet

Additional Resources

Collections Textbook

Close Reader


Shakespeare’s Stages of Man Poem

Persuasive Language Techniques Packet