Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 9

Student studying for assessment.

This lesson launches the end of unit assessment, in which students will write a literary argument essay about Bud, Not Buddy. The task is labeled a literary argument because students argue whether Bud uses his rules to survive or thrive, and use evidence from the novel to support their position. The New York State Grades 6–8 Expository Writing Evaluation Rubric has been adapted to assess the standard about written arguments, Writing 6.1, and has been renamed the Literary Argument Essay Rubric.
• In this lesson, students closely examine the prompt and a model essay so they have a clear understanding and purpose for the work ahead.

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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.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are...
W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by...

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