Main Standards Taught This Week:
ELAGSE6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgements.
ELAGSE6W4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)
This week we will be working on arguementative essays.
Vocabulary for the Week:
credible (These words will not be tested, but students will show their understanding of the words through their final argumentative essay,)
The standard for the week is as follows:
ELAGSE6W1: Write argumentsto support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
d. Establish and maintain a formal style.
e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
Monday and Tuesday-On Monday and Tuesday, we will read and respond to persuasive essays. Students will write and respond to persuasive essays read in class. They have already been given and handout explaining the difference between a persuasive essay and an argumentative essay.
Wednesday- Students will be given a rubric as to how their argumentative essay will be graded to keep in their ELA notebooks. We will discuss the rubric and what is expected in the argumentative essay. Stuents will choose a topic for an argumentative essay and begin researching in class with Chrome Books. They may continue working at home.
Thursday-Students will begin wriitng their first draft of their argumentative essay. They may continue working at home.
Friday-Argumentative essays will be due. Students will have use of the Chrome Books in class Wednesday-Thursday. The essay may be typed or hand-written.