|Unit of Instruction||Argumentative thinking, planning, and reading|
LAFS.6.RI.1.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
LLAFS.6.RI.2.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
LAFS.6.RI.2.5 Analyze in detail how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the idea.
LAFS.6.RI.2.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
LAFS.6.RI.3.7 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
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|
My students will work on Edgenuity Reading, working to make individual progress.
My students will read and discuss passages in their Ready Florida workbook.
My students will look at pros, cons, and logic in argumentative writing.
My students will learn and discuss counterclaims in argumentative writing.
My students will finish their chapter books for their oral book report due November 9.
Monday – Edgenuity
Tuesday – Teacher work day
Wednesday – Independent reading/morning Argumentative writing/afternoon
Thursday – Ready Florida, counterclaims
Friday – Argumentative writing, finish activities for the week, Kahoot, Edgenuity Scores.
Pro or Con?
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Too Much of a Good Thing
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Change of Plans
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