Writing an Argument Essay: Analyzing the Model

Class members analyze the model essay to determine the given claim and the evidence to support it. They use an Analyzing Evidence in the Model Essay sheet to help guide their work. They then begin to analyze the structure of the essay by completing a Analyzing Structure of the Model Essay handout before discussing as a class what was and was not included in the essay.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • If time becomes an issue, divide the model essay into sections and divide it among groups of pupils
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 14 of 19 in Grade 7 ELA Module 2b, Unit 2
  • Order of lessons matters
Pros
  • Includes ideas for meeting the needs of struggling learners
  • Offers completed organizers for teacher reference
Cons
  • None