These lessons would be good to introduce argumentative writing to freshmen after their English I EOC in March or as a review for sophomores at the beginning of the school year. The lessons would also be good in a remediation setting for repeat testers.
Five-day lesson bundle that uses the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework to teach students the scoring criteria for the STAAR English II EOC persuasive essay.
Students will deconstruct the state's rubric and apply the standards to scoring sample student responses. They will view classmates' analyses and discuss in workshop setting.
They will breakdown and analyze mentor texts using a close-reading workshop. They will create an interactive graphic organizer from their analysis that will then be used to help structure and organize their own argumentative essays.
Lesson Plan English II STAAR EOC Single Selection SAR Scoring Workshop
STAAR English EOC Connecting Texts SAR using commercials
STAAR Expository Essay: Evidence Menu
Shaping the STAAR EOC Essay
STAAR Persuasive Essay Breakdown
STAAR Expository Essay Breakdown
STAAR: Connecting Selections Short Answer Responses
STAAR: Short Answer Responses moving away from an acronym
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