Q1W8 – October 1-5, 2018

Argument Speech Outline Presenting Argument in a Speech

Presenting Argument in a Speech


TeacherMerriann Frederick
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #8
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Argument
Standard(s) Taught

LAFS.6.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Learning Target


Students will trace an argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)

Students will evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text. (RI.3.8)


Learning Criteria

Students will:

  • Trace or evaluate the argument or claims in a section of the text and/or throughout their research
  • Focus on distinguishing arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not.

Analyze, compare, and contrast multiple resources to defend the argument

Classroom Activities
  • Complete argumentative speech outline *copy attached
  • Review & work with Elements of an Argument *PowerPoint attached
  • Introduce & work with Analyzing Arguments
  • Write & prepare for their argumentative speech (summative)
  • iReady reading baseline NEED EARBUDS FOR THIS COMPUTER BASED ASSESSMENT (must be completed by October 5)
Assignments Due

Reading Log due Monday, October 1

  • Reading Logs due on Mondays. Students are to be reading a grade appropriate or higher, fiction or nonfiction, book/novel of their choice for 20-25 minutes nightly.  Students have received a reading log to summarize what they have read each night.  Parents must sign every week
  • Enrichment vocabulary and spelling flash cards – NO SPELLING/VOCABULARY THIS WEEK!!!
  • Various points of their speech writing will be formatives. Please check gradebook throughout the week for updates.
  • Argumentative speeches begin end of the week  Speech should be approximately 3 – 5 minutes (summative)
Additional Resources

Additional Resources

Nightly Reading Log due on Mondays.  Parents must sign every week.

Extension Activity

  • Students will receive information in the near future regarding their first book report due the first half of the second quarter. Date TBA


ESE – Special Considerations based on IEP

504– Special Considerations based on Accommodation Plan  

ESOL – Appropriate printed material, pre teaching activities, various instructional approaches, student engagement and thinking activities, differentiation, check for content comprehension, resources for assistance, reinforce study skills, linguistic modifications, specific vocabulary, alternative assessment.

Remind Codes:

1st and 5th period:  @h2dfgg

3rd and 7th period:  @4ke2d3

4th and 8th period:  @7e8g3