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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 6

For Teachers 10th Standards
And that's a wrap! Scholars create their drafts of concluding statements by first examining model text with exemplar conclusions. In pairs, they discuss how transitional words and phrases add to sentence structure and consider how their...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 5

For Teachers 10th Standards
Can you please clarify? Scholars continue to work on their argumentative essays about selling human tissue by clarifying and adding cohesion. Writers begin by looking at model paragraphs then begin improving their own writing. For...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 22

For Teachers 10th Standards
The Witches, Lady Macbeth, or Macbeth himself: who is the culprit? Using the resource, pupils craft multi-paragraph essays to present arguments about which character is responsible for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth. Additionally,...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 4, Unit 2, Lesson 21

For Teachers 10th Standards
Which character bears responsibility for the tragedy in Shakespeare's Macbeth? Scholars participate in a gallery walk and complete a Quick Write to support their claims about which character is to blame. 
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AP English Language—Argument

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
All things are subject to interpretation ... and that includes the Bill of Rights. Scholars work through activities to analyze and consider various interpretations and perspectives of the rights listed in the Constitution. They complete...
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Transitions (ESL)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to comparing and contrasting in an essay, looking at a chart and picking a random transition word may not do the trick. As explained in an informational writing handout, the words writers use to move from one idea to...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 29

For Teachers 9th Standards
Writers review the provided essay rubric, edit and rewrite if necessary, polish their work, and then submit their argument essay.
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 27

For Teachers 9th Standards
Crafting a clear and cohesive conclusion to any piece of writing is crucial. A good conclusion restates the central claim posed in the introduction, briefly summarizes the supporting claims, and presents a new way of thinking about the...
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Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 25

For Teachers 9th Standards
After analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence they have recorded on their argument outline tool, writers draft the first body paragraphs of their essay, making sure they have properly cited their source material. 
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Paper Workshop: Retrofitting Problem Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What happens when you're in the middle of a research paper and a new argument arises from the research? Young writers learn to retrofit their problem statements in the middle of the research process with a lesson focused on argumentative...
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Introductions: Formulating Problem Statements

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Describing a problem efficiently doesn't solve it, but a well-crafted argument can move readers to action. High schoolers focus on structuring problem statements by reading examples of strong essays and working in groups to create their...
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Group Debate: Acknowledging and Responding to Counter-Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
A strong argument can anticipate the objections others may raise, and address the counterarguments in its claim. High schoolers work together to formulate counterarguments based on their positions. Given an issue of interest, groups...
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Outline Workshop: Responding to Friendly and Skeptical Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Answering questions is the best way to hone and revise your argument. Foster receptive writers with a workshop activity that promotes peer editing and argumentative writing skills. Given lists of both friendly and skeptical questions,...
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Parts of Argument III: The Claim Game

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Throw down with a fun language arts game! Armed with a hand of writing-themed cards, learners craft arguments based on the strategies written on the cards, dropping cards as they discuss their claims further until there are no strategies...
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Parts of Argument II: Article Critique

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Break down the parts of argumentative writing with a critical thinking activity. High schoolers read an article of your (or their choice), and use a graphic organizer to delineate the ways the author structures his or her arguments.
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Parts of Argument I: Film Debates

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What can you learn from watching others make an argument? Incorporate famous debate and courtroom movie scenes into a lesson on argumentative writing. As learners view the ways that characters craft their arguments, they note the claims,...
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Brainstorm Workshop: Responding to Friendly Questions

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Questions are not meant to challenge arguments, but to enhance them. High schoolers use peers' questions about their one-page research proposals to guide further research and to generate ideas for the next draft of writing.
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How to Find a Research Question

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
There are so many fascinating topics and concepts to learn about in the world. But where do you start? Begin formulating questions for an argumentative research paper with a guided practice lesson. After coming up with three questions...
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The Concept of Identity Lesson 7: Logical Fallacies

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
What are the effects of competition in an academic environment? The competition between the main characters in A Separate Peace motivates a series of activities that asks readers to take a stance on competition, and then to develop a...
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Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 1: Argument Writing

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
As an introduction to argument writing, groups examine two argument essays, observing how the writers state their claims and organize and support their ideas. Individuals then craft an argument essay, taking a position on the question of...
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Solution Debate

For Teachers 10th Standards
Class members choose a current social, political, environmental, or economic problem presented in Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America, research this problem and a variety of suggested solutions, before...
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Congressional Debate

For Teachers 10th Standards
Should junk food be banned in schools? Should the US open its borders to all immigrants? Should the US impose term limits for the House of Representatives and for the Senate? Using Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a...
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Group Presentation Assignment

For Teachers 10th Standards
Rather than waiting for the world to change, encourage your class members to become agents of change with a project that asks groups to select an issue found in Tyson Miller's Dream of a Nation: Inspiring Ideas for a Better America....
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Rites of Passage

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Prom, Quinceanera, Rumspringa. After reading a series of texts on various cultural traditions that mark the transition into adulthood, class members debate the question, “In the 21st century, should certain rites of passage continue to...