This writing lesson was created for 9th and 10th Grade High School students and features two interactive pages for students to read, reflect, and write on. It focuses on helping students comprehend and analyze a quote from the text, "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho. It then uses a sentence starter to demonstrate how evidence and footnotes can be used to supplement an argument. Lastly, the document provides a sentence frame organizer so students can begin crafting their argumentative essays using evidence from the text.
Allotted time: 30-minutes to 1-hour
Key Words: Pre-Reading, Reading, Quotation, Examples, Evidence, Footnotes, Vocabulary, Vocabulary Enhancer, Sentence Frame, Graphic Organizer, Word Bank, Writing, Essays, Arguments.