Grade 7 ELA Module 4A, Unit 3, Lesson 1

Students working together

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 and coherent position paper (W.7.1). Being able to share their understanding of the arguments they read about in Unit 2 and creating an argument that supports claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence are important skills.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RI.7.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is...
L.7.6 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases...

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