Q2, W1

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #10/16/2018-10/19/2018
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 counterclaim paragraph
  • To write an effective conclusive paragraph
  • To introduce and cite evidence
  • To use persuasive and ambitious vocabulary
  • To use transition words and connectives
  • To give effective peer feedback
Classroom Activities

Annotating model and creating toolkit for whole-class argument topic

Shared (whole-class) writing of counterclaims and conclusions

ThinkCERCA–writing body paragraphs, counterclaims, and conclusions

Complete Performance Assessment Practice Essay

Silent reading

iReady tailored instruction

Independent typing of argument essay

Station rotations-blended learning

Select Quarter 2 Reading Project Book

Assignments Due

Independent Argument Counterclaim Paragraph

Independent Argument Conclusion Paragraph

Performance Assessment Partner Work

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Model paragraphs for bell-ringers

iReady lessons