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Lesson plan

Address opposing claims

teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards W.7.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/7/1/a

Address opposing claims

In this lesson, students practice defending opposing claims to an argument supporting space exploration. The students practice justifying their own claim and refuting counterclaims based on specific, relevant evidence. A video models the thought process writers use to apply the targeted skill and improve their draft. The video prompts students to pause periodically and interact with the items on the Student Practice Sheet.