Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 13

Class members conclude their reading of the supplemental text, “Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Who Really Pays for our Cheap Clothes?” and use the provided Evaluating Argument and Evidence Tool to analyze the evidence Anna McMullen uses to support her claims. They then formulate and support their own argument in response to the mid-unit assessment question: Who bears the most responsibility for ensuring that clothes are ethically manufactured?

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Project a copy of the Forming Evidence-Base Claims worksheet and model how to use it
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires copies of Anna McMullen's “Bangladesh Factory Collapse: Who Really Pays for our Cheap Clothes?”
  • 13th in a 29-lesson unit that focuses on how writers present, organize, and support their central claims
  • The unit uses Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos' Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science as a central text
  • The activity presumes class members have previously studies rhetorical devices

 

Pros

  • The 12-page packet includes a detailed plan, discussion questions with sample, high-quality responses, an a template for the Evaluating Argument and Evidence Tool
Cons

  • None