Q1W9, October 26 – 20

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #9
Unit of InstructionArgument Writing and Anne Frank's Legacy
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.1.2a-f: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content
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

• Students will be able to compare and contrast two texts.
• Students will be able to trace and evaluate arguments and evaluate supporting evidence to determine whether the evidence is relevant or irrelevant.
• Students will be able to write arguments to supports claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Classroom Activities

Bell Ringers: Free writes/Argument Writing Tasks
Argument Writing – T-Charts, Outlining, Elaborating on Evidence and Main Idea, and Integrating Counter Arguments
Intro to the Holocaust
Holocaust Film
DEAR time (independent reading)
Argument Writing – Revising the Outline
Outline Student choice essays
Write student choice essays

Assignments Due

Student Choice Essay (Summative)

Past Due:
The House on Mango Street Double-Entry Journals (Summative)
Quarter 1 Book Projects (Summative)

Additional Resources