Grade 12 ELA Extension Module: Understanding and Evaluating Argument

Scholars read, analyze, and evaluate argumentative writing. Discussion about arguments of mass incarceration evolves from The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Learners participate in group discussions and create presentations to share with the class.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups of mixed abilities and personalities to work together to increase brainstorming and insight
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires group work
  • Suggests the use of chart paper and sticky notes

  • List literacy skills and habit tips
  • Includes a calendar of activities for the unit

  • None