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Writing an argumentative essay about "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game"

This sequence of process-based writing lessons leans heavily on insights from a close reading of the Smithsonian.com article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game." Across these lessons, students plan, draft, revise, and edit an argumentative essay taking a stance on the strength of author Jim Morrison's central thesis. "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

Lessons

  • Craft a claim using close reading notes

    In this lesson you will learn how to craft a claim by reviewing your close reading notes. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Organize an argumentative essay using a persuasion map

    In this lesson you will learn how to organize an essay by completing a persuasion map. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Choose relevant evidence to support a claim by rereading close reading notes

    In this lesson you will learn how to choose relevant evidence for a body paragraph by rereading your close reading notes. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Strengthen body paragraphs by connecting evidence to the claim

    In this lesson you will learn how to strengthen your body paragraph by adding sentences that connect the evidence to your claim. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Acknowledge a counterclaim by critiquing your own argument

    In this lesson you will learn how to acknowledge a counterclaim by critiquing your argument. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Introduce a claim by engaging the reader

    In this lesson you will learn how to introduce your claim by engaging your readers with a story. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Write a concluding statement by rewording main points

    In this lesson you will learn how to write a concluding statement by rewording the main points of your essay. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Revise an argument by color-coding topic sentences and corresponding evidence

    In this lesson, you will learn how to revise your argument by color-coding your topic sentences and evidence. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

  • Clarify relationships between ideas by adding transitions

    In this lesson you will learn how to clarify the relationships between your ideas by adding transitions. This lesson focuses on the article, "The Little League World Series' Only Perfect Game" from http://www.smithsonian.com

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