RI.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI.7.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
L.6.2.A Use punctuation (commas, parentheses, dashes) to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements.*
Students will trace claims presented in different text as to the reasons DPS teachers decided to protest in the form of sick-outs. They will then make their own claim as to the top issues facing DPS and how it impacts student performance using further research.