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Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs.

Stinson_________

STAGE 1 DESIRED RESULTS


Unit Title: ___Argument Essay________________________________________________

Established Goals/Standards:

RI: 8:1, RI:8:2, RI:8:5, RI:8:6, RI:8:8, RI:8:9, RI:8:10,


W: 8:1, W:8:4, W:8:7, W:8:8, W:8:9, W:8:10,
L: 8:1, L:8:2, L:8:3
SL: 8:1, SL:8:3, SL:8:4

Understandings: Students will understand that Essential Questions:

Writers Develop and present arguments and support What makes a good argument?
their claims, use evidence and explanations from What makes a strong claim?
reliable sources. How can supporting details strengthen your claim?
How does evidence help establish a strong claim?
The effectiveness of argument writing relies o the
strength of claims, supporting details, and how
effectively the author explains the evidence, and
established a link between the claim and the
evidence.

A good argument has a strong claim

Evidence and supporting details establish a


strong claim.

Students will know: Students will be able to:


The vocabulary of an argument essay. Find reliable sources that support their claim and provide
How to create an outline for an essay. evidence.
How to locate sources that support their argument. Create an outline of an argument essay
Write a first draft
Peer review and rewrite
Create a polished essay

STAGE 2 ASSESSMENT EVIDENCE


Performance Tasks: Other Evidence:
Identify argument elements in a sample essay.
Create citation graphic organizer.
Find three reliable sources that support their argument.
Write a claim for an argument essay.
Write an introduction paragraph for an argument essay.
Write a counter-argument paragraph for an argument essay.
Write a 1st draft of argument essay.
Peer review of each of the components of an argument essay.
Write a final draft of an argument essay.

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 1


Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs. Stinson_________

Key Criteria:

STAGE 3 LEARNING PLAN


Daily Lesson Plans:
(add daily I can statements)

Day 1 January 5th and 6th


(Unit Pre-Assessment: given on 3rd and 4th of January)

Time(Minutes): Activity:

15 Silent Reading
10 Identify Argument essay elements
40 Read Creatine Crazy Essay- with power point.
With students identify the elements.
8 Caughtya Sentences #2

Day 2 January 9th and 10th

10 Silent reading
10 AoW Medical Practices Now and Then (we will be working on
this for three days in class.) Due the 13/17
8 CaughtYa #3
20 Crime and Puzzlement: Footsteps in the Dark. Questions and
Graphic Organizer
20 Comic/political Cartoon. Students will identify the claim,
evidence, explanation, and counter argument.

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 2


Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs. Stinson_________

Day 3 January 11th and 12th


10 Silent reading
10 AoW Medical Practices Now and Then (we will be working on
this for three days in class.) Due the 13/17
8 CaughtYa #4
20 Crime and Puzzlement
20 Present Argument essay assignment. Present different
comic/ cartoons to choose from. Complete graphic organizer.
Develop the questions you are addressing, due next class
period.

Day 4 January 13th and 17th

10 Silent Reading
10 AoW Medical Practices Now and Then (we will be working on
this for three days in class.) Due the 13/17
8 CaughtYa #5 Due today
20 Crime and Puzzlement
30 Lab 302 Citation Graphic Organizer- you should have 3
sources with their citations.

Day 5 January 18th and 19th

10 Silent Reading
8 CaughtYa #1
20 Crime and Puzzlement
10 Sample evidence paragraph.
Transitions
30 Lab 302 Complete body paragraph outline with evidence and
explanation.

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 3


Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs. Stinson_________

Day 6 January 20th and 23rd

10 Silent Reading
8 CaughtYa #2
20 Crime and Puzzlement
10 Sample Introductions paragraphs.
30 Lab 302 complete graphic organizer for introduction

Day 7 January 24th and 25th

10 Silent Reading
8 CaughtYa #3
20 Crime and Puzzlement
10 Sample counter argument and conclusions.
30 Lab 302 complete graphic organizer for counter argument
and conclusions.
Essay Outline Due at end of class.

Day 8 January 26th and 27th

10 Silent Reading
8 CaughtYa #4
20 Crime and Puzzlement
10 Sample counter argument and conclusions.
30 Lab 302 Work on first draft due at end of class.
st
Essay 1 draft due at end of class. Must bring a printed copy to
next class period.

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 4


Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs. Stinson_________

Day 9 January 30th and 31st


10 Silent Reading
8 CaughtYa #5 Due today
Peer reviews: With your printed copies to will rotate each learning
center. You will review the rubric and with your partner you will review
each others essays.
1. Claims
2. Evidence
3. Explanations
4. Counterclaim
5. Introduction
6. Conclusion
7. Check of 3 sources and citations

Make notes of things that you need to fix, be prepared to work in the
lab next class period.

Post Assessment: Argument

Day 10 February 1st and 2nd

Silent Reading
CaughtYa #5 Due Today

Lab 302 Work on your final draft. Print and turn in.
Final Draft Due at end of Class

Source: Understanding by Design, Unit Design Planning Template (Wiggins/McTighe 2005) 5


Design Topic_Argument Unit__________ Subject(s) ______English__________ Grade(s) __8th _____ Designer(s) Mrs. Stinson_________

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