Q1 W9: 10/8-10/12

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #9
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
  • Peers will analyze argument speeches
  • Students will assess their peers on speeches/presentation
  • Review Argumentative Text Sets for Assessment 

CENTER ROTATIONS

  1. Comprehension Assessment on “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals.” (Remediation time will be built-in for those that need to increase their Argumentative Speech summative grade)
  2. Ready Reading:  Unit 5 Lesson 18 Evaluating an Argument
  3. ThinkCerca Writing Diagnostic (computer based)
  4. ThinkCerca Reading Diagnostic (computer based)
Assignments Due
  • Formative grades for speech writing will include (Due 10/5): completed outline – including research, index cards with key ideas/details, and the actual speech itself (3-5 minutes). 
  • Summative grade for speech writing (Due 10/5):  
  • Summative grade for Reading Comprehension Assessment on “Wild Animals Aren’t Pets” and “Let People Own Exotic Animals.” by 10/10
Additional Resources