Q1, W7

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #9/24/2018-9/28/2018
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 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 Asssessement 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

Scope debate article activity

The House on Mango Street double-entry journals

Blended Learning-station rotations


Assignments Due


ThinkCERCA direct instruction lessons

Performance Assessment book pages annotated

The House on Mango Street double-entry journals

Scope article

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Model paragraphs for bell-ringers