Lesson plan

Lesson 19: Draft an argumentative essay

teaches Common Core State Standards L.6.2.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/6/2/a
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.1.e http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/e
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.1.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/d
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.1.c http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/c
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards W.6.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.10 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/10
teaches Common Core State Standards RL.6.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RL/6/1

Lesson 19: Draft an argumentative essay

Students will use the Essay Plan they developed in the last lesson to draft a first draft of an argumentative essay.

  • A downloadable audio recording of Out of the Dust  is available here.

Additional Notes:

  • There are two versions of the Argument Sentence Organizer handout:
    • Argument Sentence Organizer handout (blank) is completely blank, and can be used with students who are proficient with writing Reason Statements, Evidence Statements, and adding Explanation Sentences.
    • Argument Sentence Organizer with Model handout contains an example of each type of statement and can be used as a model to support students less familiar with the argument structure.
  • There is a slide in this lesson for each handout.
    • Use your discretion to determine how to implement these slides within the frame of your lesson based on the needs of your students.