Unit Plan

State Your Case Series

This State Your Case Series unit plan also includes:

Four lessons make up a unit focused on writing persuasive essays. Each unit builds on the last, ultimately taking pupils through the writing process. Scholars make a claim, create an argument, debate both sides, then state their opinion. Graphic organizers aid the writing process.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct lessons in small groups based on writing levels, tailor instruction to meet the specific needs of each group
  • Perform an activity to allow peers to share their published work
  • Keep general handouts available for use with future writing assignments
Classroom Considerations
  • Check the materials section of each lesson to gather what is needed
  • Most copies work in black and white while some look best in color
  • Provides strategies to accommodate all learners' needs
  • Encourages positive and constructive feedback
  • Worksheets are well formatted
  • None