W.6.1b

Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

 
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Creating Valid Counterclaims

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Have kids bounce ideas off of each other, in order to develop advanced counterclaims.

 
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Slip or Trip?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Was Queenie tripped or did she slip down the stairs? Use this engaging resource to kick-off the argument unit.

 
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Violence & Video Games, Day 1

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As we begin our argument unit, this lesson builds engagement as we discover a highly debatable topic.

 
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Do We Really Need the Penny?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Imagine a world where your two sense...err...cents don't count for anything! Students look at the evidence and decide, do we really need the penny?

 
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Revision Stations

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argumentative Text
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argumentative Text
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Make the good even better.

 
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First Draft Argument

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Lets draft! Students type their first drafts. At the end, volunteers share highlights of their writing with the class.

 
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Writing the Argument

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students pick a topic and write an argument.

 
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State Your Claim!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students move from just writing opinions to making evidence based claims!

 
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Violence & Video Games, The Debate

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What makes great argument writing? Part of it is having an opinion and finding your voice. This is done through oral argument.

 
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Prove it!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 2: Part II Elements of Fiction
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students work with complex text and concepts to argue a change within a character.

 
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Lead the Way!

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Narrative
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Narrative
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What makes a great leader?

 
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Choice Arguments: Deciding on a Powerful Essay Topic.

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It is great to have an opinion! However, to push your argument to the next level, you'll need relevant news sources.

 
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Write it Out

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What makes a strong argument? Students begin to craft an argument using "Can Video Games Lead to Murder?"

 
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Language Frame-It

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Pick a Side! Prove Your Point!
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Feeling stumped on how to format your essay? Use this helpful language frame to shape your ideas.

 
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On-Demand Writing Scrimmage

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing and Revision Mini-Unit
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

I'm pretty sure every school has some sort of timed writing situation. Our scrimmage happens mid-year and the results can be a nice assessment.

 
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