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  • ELA 2019 G8:M2:U3:L5

Write a Practice Argument Essay: Create a Plan

In this lesson, daily learning targets, ongoing assessment.

  • Technology and Multimedia

Supporting English Language Learners

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  • ELA 2019 Grade 8
  • ELA 2019 G8:M2
  • ELA 2019 G8:M2:U3

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Focus Standards:  These are the standards the instruction addresses.

  • RI.8.1, W.8.1, W.8.4, W.8.5

Supporting Standards:  These are the standards that are incidental—no direct instruction in this lesson, but practice of these standards occurs as a result of addressing the focus standards.

  • RI.8.4, RI.8.10, W.8.10, SL.8.1, L.8.4
  • I can annotate and determine the gist of a practice essay prompt. ( W.8.4 )
  • I can identify evidence that supports a claim. ( RI.8.1 )
  • I can use my understanding of the elements of an argument essay to create a plan for a practice essay. ( W.8.1, W.8.5 )
  • Opening A: Entrance Ticket: Unit 3, Lesson 5 ( W.8.1 )
  • Work Time A: Practice Argument Essay directions ( RI.8.1, W.8.1 )
  • Work Time B: Gist on sticky notes
  • Work Time C: Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer ( W.8.5 )
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 3, Lesson 5 (one per student)
  • Practice Argument Essay directions (one per student)
  • Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer (one per student)
  • Strategically pair students for work in Opening A with at least one strong reader per pair.
  • Create strategic partners for the partner collaboration on the practice essay. Students will be in these partnerships from Lessons 5-10.
  • Read Section 10 of The Omnivore's Dilemma , and preview the Text Guide for this section.
  • Review the Argument Writing checklist from Lesson 4 to become familiar with what will be required of students over the remainder of the unit.
  • Post the learning targets and applicable anchor charts (see Materials list).

Tech and Multimedia

  • Continue to use the technology tools recommended throughout previous modules to create anchor charts to share with families; to record students as they participate in discussions and protocols to review with students later and to share with families; and for students to listen to and annotate text, record ideas on note-catchers, and word-process writing.

Supports guided in part by CA ELD Standards 8.I.C.11 and 8.I.C.12.

Important Points in the Lesson Itself

  • To support ELLs, this lesson begins with an entrance ticket that invites students to consider effective collaboration and independent goal-setting, pairs students to plan and write an argument essay, and allows time for reflection and collaborative discussion. Students are introduced to the practice essay task and begin working together to plan and write an argument essay on a new topic. This collaborative work will prepare students to write an argument essay independently for the End of Unit 3 Assessment . Developing compelling and valid reasons that support the main claim is a critical aspect of this planning, and ultimately, of a successful argument essay. Owing to the important nature of this work, students will generate the reasons with a partner in guided practice, rather than completely independently. As a result, students will all write using the same reasons to support their claim in their essay.
  • ELLs may find it challenging to condense their thoughts, articulate their ideas, and fill in all of the information on the Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer ▲. Spend time discussing the assignment and prompt to ensure that students have a clear understanding of the task. Allow ample time for oral processing before students begin writing in their planners.
  • Academic word wall (one for display; from Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • Text Guide: The Omnivore's Dilemma (for teacher reference) (from Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 2, Work Time A)
  • Work to Become Effective Learners anchor chart (one for display; from Module 1, Unit 2, Lessons 4-5, Work Time D)
  • Model Essay: "Transportation Choices" (example for teacher reference) (from Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 4, Work Time A)
  • Characteristics of Argument Writing anchor chart (one for display; from Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 5, Closing A)
  • Vocabulary logs (one per student; from Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 2, Opening A)
  • The Omnivore’s Dilemma (one per student; Module 2, Unit 1, Lesson 1, Closing and Assessment A)
  • Painted Essay® template (one per student; from Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 6, Work Time B)
  • Model Essay: “Transportation Choices” (one per student; from Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 4, Work Time A)
  • Argument Writing checklist (one per student; from Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 4, Work Time C)
  • Independent reading journals (one per student; begun in Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 6, Work Time B)
  • Entrance Ticket: Unit 3, Lesson 5 (example for teacher reference)
  • Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer (example for teacher reference)
  • Argument Writing: Practice Essay (example for teacher reference)
  • Practice Argument Essay directions (one per student and one for display)
  • Synopsis: The Omnivore’s Dilemma , Section 10 (one per student)
  • Sticky notes (two per student)
  • Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer ▲
  • Colored pencils (green, yellow, and blue; one each per student)

Each unit in the 6-8 Language Arts Curriculum has two standards-based assessments built in, one mid-unit assessment and one end of unit assessment. The module concludes with a performance task at the end of Unit 3 to synthesize students' understanding of what they accomplished through supported, standards-based writing.

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  1. Write a Practice Argument Essay: Create a Plan

    Practice Argument Essay Writing Plan graphic organizer (one per student) Strategically pair students for work in Opening A with at least one strong reader per pair. Create strategic partners for the partner collaboration on the practice essay. Students will be in these partnerships from Lessons 5-10.