Along the writing process each stage is broken down individually to really help students focus on nailing each section just right. Students are provided clear goals and mentor examples for their introduction, body paragraphs, counterclaim, as well as their conclusion.
This simple and effective unit includes the following:
- A step by step 42 slide PowerPoint.
- PDF handouts of each slide to be printed and handed out as guides for students.
- Peer editing sheets.
- Self Editing Sheet
- Publishing paper.
- Mentor text example for students to read and critique.
- Brainstorming list of topics and possible reasons/counterclaims.
- Student Facing Evidence Based Rubric.
The unit was built around the following common core standards:
LT: Students will be able to write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (CCS 6.1 a-e)
LT: Students will be able to produce clear and coherent writing, in which the development organization and style are appropriate to the audience. (CCS 6.4)
LT: Students will be able to plan, edit, re-write, revise, and re-approach their writing. (CCS 6.5)
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