Q1, W8

TeacherElizabeth Savory
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8th
Week #10/1/2018-10/5/2018
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 select relevant textual evidence
  • To organize pros and cons
  • To effectively plan an argument essay
  • To write an effective claim and introductory paragraph
  • To┬áreflect and connect with a literary text
Classroom Activities


Performance Assessment books in partners

ThinkCERCA highlighting text for evidence and planning essay

Shared (whole-class) planning of argument essay

Read and discuss The House on Mango Street, work on double-entry journals

Silent reading

Independent planning of argument essay

annotating model intro paragraph, shared writing of intro, independent writing of intro

Station rotations-blended learning

Assignments Due

Independent Reading Project

The House on Mango Street vocab sheet

Independent planning and introduction paragraph

Additional Resources

Power Point

ThinkCERCA direct instruction and applied reading/writing lessons

Performance Assessment booklet

Articles from ThinkCERCA

Model paragraphs for bell-ringers