This is a 3 page lesson plan and a 3 page handout for students (or you can print it and use it as your overhead). The handout is a student friendly version of the lesson plan. It includes the independent reading / reading log focus for the day (should you opt to use it), the aim, the do-now, a little organizer and space for the do-now response, the key points from the mini-lesson (including definitions, etc), and even pivotal questions, and the summation.
The lesson plan itself is incredibly detailed. It even includes the expected responses to the do-now question. Also, the lesson is COMMON CORE ALIGNED and includes modifications if you are teaching in a classroom with special needs.
This lesson, in particular, is to teach the four different types of claims. you can use this lesson with virtually ANY text you are reading in class, or any text you have read in class.
Look for my other lessons on how to creature a claim, and how to create a narrow claim. You can use them together or stand alone!
I hope you thoroughly enjoy this lesson and the handouts (which I always use as overheads). Enjoy!