Quarter 1, Week 8

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #8
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 conclusion
  • To write an effective argument essay
  • To appropriately use formal, persuasive tone
  • To take Reading DIA
Classroom Activities

Power writing bell-ringers

Annotating model conclusion paragraph to create toolkit

Shared (whole-class), paired, and independent writing of conclusion paragraph

Complete ThinkCERCA argument essay final draft

Reading DIA test and review

Silent reading

Complete missing work for end of quarter

Assignments Due

Independent counterclaim paragraph and conclusion

Completed argument essay on ThinkCERCA

Reading DIA

All missing work for end of quarter

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Model paragraphs for bell-ringers