Q2 W1: 10/14-10/18

TeacherKrista Simmons
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6
Week #1
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.

LAFS.6.W.1.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.


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 argumentative speeches
  • Students will assess their peers on speeches/presentation
  • Review Argumentative Text Sets for Assessment 
  1. ThinkCerca Writing Diagnostic (computer based)
  2. ThinkCerca Reading Diagnostic (computer based)

Argumentative Essay: Should pitbulls be kept as pets?

Assignments Due
  • Formative grades for speech writing will include (Due 10/15): completed outline – including research, index cards with key ideas/details, and the actual speech itself (3-5 minutes). 
  • Summative grade for speech writing (Due by 10/15)
  • Formative Essay:  Should pitbulls be kept as pets?  Due by 10/18
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.