School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12

School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
School Shootings Non-Fiction Unit--CCSS--Grades 9-12
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Give students a voice and a chance to discuss the school shooting crisis that has been taking over the United States. This unit will engage students from start to finish and allow them to speak up about the tragedies that have occurred, and will continue to occur.

There are opportunities for close reading, research, lengthy discussions, essay writing, and proposing a resolution to a U.S. government official.

The following is included:

Step-by-step directions

Links to various school shooting articles

Research assignment

Discussion graphic organizer

Observation form for a fishbowl discussion

Argument essay assignment

Argument essay outline

Argument essay peer editing checklist (editable and PDF versions)

Write a letter to a government representative assignment

Check out another non-fiction unit that focuses on the poor treatment of others

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Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Total Pages
19 pages
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