Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 18

Student reviewing work and taking notes.

In this lesson, students finish the draft of their essay about Lyddie signing the petition. In the previous four lessons, students have shaped their arguments, collected evidence, planned their essays, and critiqued one another’s work. At this point, students
need time to craft their essay.
• Consider posting a list of the resources available to help students write their essays. The list includes:
* Lyddie’s Decision anchor chart
* Essay planners
* Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers with reasons Lyddie should sign and reasons she should not sign.
* Reader’s Notes
* Working Conditions anchor chart
• This lesson is written assuming the use of computers to draft the essays in order to make later revisions easier.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are...
W.7.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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