Lesson Plan

Writing an Argumentative Essay: Crafting a Claim

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As scholars prepare to craft their essays based on Katherine Paterson's Lyddie, they learn about using compelling reasons in their writing. Next, they develop a claim about whether Lyddie should sign a petition to speak out against unfair working conditions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have partners peer edit each other's claims to provide feedback 
Classroom Considerations
  • Installment 14 from the consecutive 20-part Grade 7 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
  • Prepare for the lesson by creating a space in the classroom for pupils to stand in a line; post Statement A on one side of the line and Statement B on the other side
  • Provides teaching notes to help implement the material
  • Lesson is effectively organized with learning targets, an agenda, materials, and a list of vocabulary terms 
  • None
Common Core