Reflection: Learning Communities Sins of the Father: Identifying Claims and Counterclaims to Develop a Balanced Argument - Section 3: Engagement (Brainstorming)


Analysis of Student Work:

For today's and tomorrow's lesson, all student work will be taken from the same student so that we can track how the student responds to directions as well as how the student performs on individual tasks as well as cumulatively over the two-day period.

Looking at today's work samples for the engagement, I can see a clear adherence to the tasks as well as a definitive grasp of the text with respects to the central idea,  Sins of the Father. The student has concrete examples from the text to support her understanding of the central idea.


  Learning Communities: Developing Literacy-Based Professional Development
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Sins of the Father: Identifying Claims and Counterclaims to Develop a Balanced Argument

Unit 1: Fences: Character and Theme Analysis in Drama
Lesson 12 of 13

Objective: SWBAT write the introduction of an argument essay by identifying the claims and counterclaims based on their position on an issue.

Big Idea: Should we chase away the sins of our fathers or welcome them with open arms? My students will tell you!

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