Q1 W8: 10/1-10/5

Presenting an Argument in a Speech

Presenting an Outline

TeacherKrista Simmons
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

Student Center Rotations

  • Complete argumentative speech outline *copy attached
  • Review & work with Elements of an Argument *PowerPoint attached (teacher-led)
  • Introduce & work with Analyzing Arguments
  • iReady Individualized Lessons (technology center)


  • Write & prepare for their argumentative speech (summative)
Assignments Due
  • Various points of  speech writing will be formative assessments (outline, notecards, etc)
  • Argumentative speeches begin end of the week  Speech should be approximately 3 – 5 minutes (summative)
Additional Resources


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.