The goal of the lesson is to teach students how to paraphrase evidence they found and logically connect it to their thesis to convince the reader their claim is accurate and well supported. Once students have found historical evidence, the second step is for them to explain, describe and unravel it's significance; this lesson provides a foundation for students to learn how to do this.
Utilizing four scholarly sources on Social Media students will evaluate the effects social media has on teenagers. They will develop a claim (thesis), and write an analytical paragraph citing evidence that they used. This lesson would be great for History classes and ELA classes (Grades 6-12).
This Lesson Includes:
1) Lesson plan
2) Modeled activity and detailed directions
3) Optional activity: Student's determine how much time they spend on social media
4) Close Reading of four scholarly sources
5) Guided Essay Prompt and a scaffolded essay prompt (graphic organizer)