Quarter 1, Week 5

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #5
Unit of InstructionCulture and Belonging, Argument Writing
Standard(s) Taught

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

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

LAFS.8.RI.1.1 Cite textual evidence that supports inferences

LAFS.8.RI.1.3 Analyze how a text makes connections

LAFS.8.RI.2.4 Determine meanings of words and phrases

LAFS.8.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view and purpose

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

To cite textual evidence that supports inferences

To determine an author’s point of view and purpose

To use context clues to determine word meanings

To identify pros and cons in an argument

To identify a claim and supporting evidence in an argument

To review elements of an argument essay

Classroom Activities

Station rotations: blended learning

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons

Annotating performance assessment books, (model argumentative texts)

Reading and discussing ‘A Place to Call Home’ Collections research study and recording the attitudes and evidence presented in the study

Scope magazine partner work with debate

Identifying context clues to define vocabulary & additional vocabulary bell ringers

Silent, independent reading

Assignments Due

ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons: Why Make Arguments, Claims, Organizing Argument, Evidence, Reasoning

‘A Place to Call Home’ attitudes and evidence chart

Performance assessment books pages 2-15

Additional Resources


Collections textbook: ‘A Place to Call Home’ research study

Scope magazine

Performance Assessment booklets: Argument Unit