Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide

Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
Writing about Informational Texts -- Paragraph Writing Guide
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Using an excerpt from "Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1966) and Malcolm X quoted in The Last Year of Malcolm X: Evolution of a Revolutionary (1967), this packet will help them structure a paragraph that they will write.

It breaks it down into three sections. First, they need to understand what the excerpts are saying. Then, they will need to compare the two excerpts using a Venn diagram. And finally, it will help them craft a thesis statement and provide strong text evidence and commentary.

I would suggest using this as a supplemental writing activity or writing lesson for how to write strong paragraphs when reading Informational Texts and needing to cite sources.

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Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
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1 hour
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