Grade 9 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 26

Methods for creating a formal style and objective tone in an argument essay are the focus of the day's instructional activity. After examining models, pairs engage in peer review of their essay drafts and continue to revise while instructors conduct individual conferences with writers.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Project the model sentences and highlight the specific words that establish the objective and formal tone required 
Classroom Considerations
  • 26th in a 29-lesson unit that uses How Sugar Changed the World as a core text
  • Depending on the size of the class, and the amount of time given to the individual conferences, the lesson could extend over several class periods
Pros
  • The seven-page resource includes a detailed plan and sentences that model both an informal and formal tone
Cons
  • None