This outline helps student write an argumentative essay to fulfill the requirements of Module 2, Unit 2 End of Unit Assessment.
This assessment centers on standards NYSP12 ELA CCLS RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.8.3, W.8.1, W.8.4, W.8.9a, L.8.2a, and L.8.2b. Students will cite the strongest evidence from the novel as they write an argument essay in which they answer the following prompt: “Atticus says, ‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win’ (Chapter 9, page 76). Now that you have read the whole text, what do you think? Based on his character, does it make sense for Atticus to take a stand to defend Tom Robinson? Give evidence from the text to support your thinking, and be sure to take into account what people who disagree might say.” Students will have to weigh the evidence based on Atticus’s role as both a parent and community member. In order to meet the rigors of the eighth-grade demands for argumentative writing, students will be required to argue their claim and acknowledge and distinguish their claim from alternate or argument claims.
This 10 page outline walks the students through all the steps of writing a solid introduction, body paragraphs, counterclaim paragraph and conclusion. Guarantee this packet will leave everyone smiling!