W1,Q2 – 11/02/20 Innovative ELA

Argument Essay Structure

Essay Practice Instructions

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6th grade schedule Taylor

TeacherHaley Taylor
Subject AreaELA/Reading
Grade Level6th
Week #1
Unit of InstructionCurriculum Focus: Argument Text
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
Distinguish arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not.

Classroom Activities

Classroom Activities

  • Close read/analyze & incorporate Text Marking Strategies “Racing Alaska’s Historic Iditarod Trail” and other articles
  • Analyzing argument writing skills:
    • break down the prompt
    • read and take notes
    • draft an outline and make connections
    • add a controlling idea and revise the outline
Assignments Due

All assignments incorporating the listed writing skills are due by November 6

Additional Resources
  • Edgenuity
  • Weekly Checklist
  • Zoom Meeting
  • ELA Zoom Meeting Information: You MUST sign in using your first and last name. Zoom links and codes are sent through email and Remind.

If there are questions or concerns, please contact me through my e-mail, taylorh@ivyhawnschool.org, or my Remind.