Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 4

This Grade 9 ELA Module 3, Unit 3, Lesson 4 lesson plan also includes:

Cohesion within and between paragraphs is the focus of the fourth instructional activity in a unit on crafting a research paper. Class members examine models that lack cohesion and ones that are cohesive and logically developed before using what they have learned to revise their own drafts.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide class members with a personal copy of the handout
  • Ask writers to highlight transitional words and phrases in their drafts
  • Ask pairs to read their partner's draft, highlight the transition words and phrases they find, and indicate where transitions are needed to provide cohesion
Classroom Considerations

  • The fourth in a series of an eight-lesson unit that focus on crafting a research paper
  • The lesson is designed to address Common Core writing standards
  • All the lessons in the unit and in the three modules follow the exact same routine

  • The 10-page packet includes the text of the Common Core standards addressed by the lesson, models that demonstrate cohesion, a step-by-step plan, and a list of transitional words and phrases that writers may use to connect ideas within and between paragraphs

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