Lesson Seed 1
Standards: W.1, W.4-10
Compose an argument related to unit’s essential questions.
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Lesson Seed 2
Text: Article from resources list
Standards: RI.3-5, R.I7-8
Read articles to compare/contrast arguments and opinions.
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Lesson Plan 01
Text: articles: “Can You Dig? or “Civil War fort at Jamestown is Dug Up to Get at 1607”
Standards: RI.2-3, RI.7-8
Analyze article to identify elements of an argument and its claims.
Lesson Seed 3
Standards: RI.1, RI.3-8
Determine the relevance of evidence used to support the argument.
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Lesson Seed 4
Text: articles: “Can You Dig? or “Civil War fort at Jamestown is Dug Up to Get at 1607
Read article to determine the credibility of the sources and validity of the ideas presented.
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Lesson Seed 5
Standards: R.I1, RI.3-8
Read to determine how writers summarize their arguments and restate their claims.
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Lesson Seed 6
Text: Job descriptions and film clip from Indian Jones
Standards: RI.1, RI.2
How will you portray the job of museum curator, as a tyrant or as an agent of positive change?
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Lesson Plan 02
Text: various articles about Ch’in Shih Huang Ti
Standards: RI.2, RI.3, RI.7, R.I8, W.1, SL.1
Read various articles about Ch’in Shih Huang Ti (explore websites, anthology text, SIRS discoverer, etc.)
Lesson Seed 7
Standards: RI.9, W.4 SL.1, L.5
Use information on Ch’in Shih Huang Ti to create and advertisement.
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Lesson Seed 8
Standards: W.6, W.10
Share/present advertisement posters and use information to revise argument from lesson # 2.
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Lesson Seed 9
Text: “The Fun They Had”
Standards: RL. , RL.6,
Analyze “The Fun They Had” to determine theme and lessons learned.
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Lesson Seed 10
Text: Articles about online schools and other learning options
Standards: RI.2, RI.9, RL.9, W.10, SL.2
Compare articles to information found in “The Fun They Had”.
Lesson Seed 11
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Standards: RL.1-6, RL.10
W.4, W. 9-10
Lesson Seed 12
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chapters 1 & 2
Lesson Seed 13
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chapters 3 & 4
Lesson Seed 14
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chapters 5 & 6
Lesson Seed 15
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chapters 7 & 8
Lesson Seed 16
Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Chapters 9 & 10
Lesson Plan 03Text: From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Standards: W.1, W.4
Co-constructing an Argument: Prewriting activity; organizing ideas by filling in a graphic organizer.
Lesson Plan 03
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Co-constructing an Argument: Developing an effective introduction
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Co-constructing an Argument: Building the heart of an argument – claims and evidence; transitional words/phrases, clauses
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Co-constructing an Argument: Developing a conclusion that follows from the argument presented
Lesson Seed 20
Text: Articles from resource list
Standards: RI.1, RI.3, RI.7
Research: Read a variety of articles about selling local landmarks for profit and/or private ownership of landmarks.
Lesson Seed 21
Text: Articles from internet
Standards:RI.1, RI.3, RI.7, RI.8, RI.10, W.1, W.7, W.8, W.9, SL.1
Research: Evaluate resources from the internet.
Lesson Seed 22
Standards: RI.1, RI.3, RI.7, W.7, W.8, W.9
Construct an Argument: Organize ideas to develop topic for argument.
Lesson Seed 23
Standards: W.1, W.4, W.9
Construct an Argument: Compose rough draft of the argument.
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Construct an Argument:
Revisit introduction and conclusion; complete rough draft.
Lesson Seed 25
Standards: W.5, W.6
Construct an Argument: Peer evaluation/analysis and editing of rough draft
Lesson Seed 26
Text: Student arguments
Standards: W.6, SL.1, SL.4, SL.6
Oral presentation of arguments.
Lesson Seed 27
Text: Unit textsStandards: SL.1, SL.4, SL.6
Journal reflection about learning in unit.