Q1, W9

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #10/8/2018-10/12/2018
Unit of InstructionArgument 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

Annotating model and creating toolkit for whole-class argument topic

Shared (whole-class) writing of body paragraph and counterclaims

ThinkCERCA–writing body paragraph and counterclaims

Complete The House on Mango Street double-entry journals

Silent reading

Independent planning of argument essay

Station rotations-blended learning

Assignments Due

The House on Mango Street double-entry journal

Independent argument body paragraph

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Model paragraphs for bell-ringers

The House on Mango Street