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Common Core: ELA
CCLS - ELA: RI.7.8
- Reading Informational
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- State Standard:
- Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
- This is the first lesson in Unit 3. As noted in the introduction, AIR provides scaffolding differentiated for ELL/MLL students at the Entering (EN), Emerging (EM), Transitioning (TR), and Expanding (...
- In this lesson, students analyze the model argument essay in more depth than they did in Lesson 13. Students focus on the model essay in this lesson because, unlike with narrative writing, students...
- This lesson begins the scaffolding toward writing a draft of the position paper, a type of argument essay that will be the Mid-Unit 3 Assessment in Lesson 5. It is important for students to be able...
- In this lesson, students independently complete a Tracing an Argument note-catcher for both a text and a video in an end of unit assessment. This task calls upon students to employ the task of...
- This lesson continues the implementation of the Tracing an Argument note-catcher, which students will use two times in class to evaluate a new video and one of Fishman’s arguments.
- This lesson draws upon students’ understanding of claims and evidence from the previous lesson as well as what makes evidence relevant, which they learned in Module 2. It offers a review for all...
- This lesson introduces the text The Big Thirst, which students will work with across Units 1 and 2.
- This lesson begins the scaffolding toward writing a draft of the position paper, a type of argument essay that will be the Mid-Unit 3 Assessment in Lesson 5. Students must be able to write a clear...
- This lesson begins the Mid-Unit 2 Assessment. The assessment is given in two parts and spans Lessons 11 and 12. To help students reach mastery of these standards, they independently complete a...
- In this lesson, students read an argument text which links neuroscience and digital media. This lesson continues the implementation of the Tracing an Argument note-catcher, which students will use...
- This lesson draws on students’ understanding of main idea and supporting details from the previous unit but marks a shift in genre that students are reading.
- Overview These English Language Arts/Literacy Units empower students with critical reading and writing skills at the heart of the Common Core: analyzing and writing evidence-based arguments. This...