TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 6

Is a college education necessary for success in today's world? The class investigates the question, along with others at the end of the sixth workshop in a 15-part series. The lesson has four parts with multiple activities and challenges. Participants examine point-of-view, construct a thesis statement, and produce an argumentative paper on a topic of interest. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Examine a sample paper together as a class to calibrate before grading 
  • For non-fiction pieces to use in Part 2, check out the NYTimes's Room for Debate
Classroom Considerations

  • Individualize instruction for struggling learners
Pros

  • Resource includes links to more materials to extend lesson
  • Each activity is carefully scaffolded and uses a variety of evidence-based strategies  
Cons

  • Does not include the presentation handouts listed in the resource