Q1W8, October 19-23

TeacherJanna Rodgers
Subject AreaELA
Grade Level8
Week #8
Unit of InstructionArgument Writing
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/vocabulary

The House on Mango Street Extra Credit
Argument Writing – Outlining the Penny Argument

Argument Writing
– Revise the Penny Argument Outline
– Jobs Argument (Breakdown the prompt, t-chart, and outline)

DEAR time (independent reading)
Argument Writing – Outlining

Argument Writing – Counterclaims


Argument Writing – Elaboration

Assignments Due

The House on Mango Street Double-Entry Journals (Summative)
Quarter 1 Book Projects (Summative)
Jobs Argument Essay Outline (Formative)

Additional Resources