GRADE 7: MODULE 2A: UNIT 1: LESSON 16Writing an Argumentative Essay:Planning the EssayAgendaTeaching Notes1.OpeningA.Entry Task: Writing Improvement Tracker (10 minutes)B.Reviewing Learning Targets (2 minutes)2.Work Time A.Planning the Essay (30 minutes)3.Closing and AssessmentA.Exit Ticket: Reflecting on Essay Planning (3 minutes)4.HomeworkA.Finish your Lyddieessay planner, due next class.A.Continue reading Chapters 20-23 of Lyddieand complete Reader’s Notes forChapters 20, 21, 22, and 23. This is due in Lesson 19.•In this lesson, students start a Writing Improvement Tracker that they will return to after writing the essay in each module for the rest of the year. The purpose of this is to develop students’ awareness of their strengths and challenges, as well as ask students to strategize to address their challenges. Self-assessment and goal setting helps students take ownership of their learning. To begin, students will review the reflection they did during Module 1 (Unit 3, Lesson 6) and complete the Writing Improvement Tracker for Module 1. When students are done, collect the trackers and keep them until they need them again. A paper like this, which needs to be kept over the long term, is best held by the teacher.•During Work Time B, consider working with students who still need help understanding what an argument essay is or how to write a claim with reasons and evidence for an argument essay.
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