Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 13

Teacher assisting student with writing assignment.

• This lesson asks students to draft their three body paragraphs based on the model essay, their planning documents, and the instruction provided in Lessons 11 and 12.
• In Work Time Part B, the Guided Mini Lesson on Formal Style (see supporting materials) is a script of the think-aloud about how to revise for word choice. The excerpts from the Steve Jobs model essay are from an earlier draft of the model essay given to students in Lesson 9. The script highlights which revisions were made, as a model for revising word choice in an essay. The purpose of the mini lesson is to focus students on how to create a formal style in their writing by selecting precise and domain specific vocabulary, which is also part of the Literary Argument Essay Rubric.
• In the closing, students will not have time to provide feedback to each other. The purpose is to have students hear their own writing read aloud, which supports their revision process.
• As a routine, when students are assigned independent reading for homework, the next lesson will open with time for students to review their independent reading.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences...
W.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are...

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