Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Sins of the Father: Identifying Claims and Counterclaims to Develop a Balanced Argument - Section 5: Writing + Self-Reflection


Need for Literacy Instruction:

One of the obvious benefits of CCSS, is the increase in conceptual knowledge. My students and I are more aware of concepts and ideas, and we feel confident expressing them. No more of it's not cool to sound educated.

Nevertheless, there is a need for literacy instruction. Presently, I am collecting data for my classes because our school will be hiring a literacy consultant who will start working with us in September 2014.

Looking at the sample of my student's work, you can see the need for us to address literacy skills while moving continuing maximize our CCSS gains!

  Student Sample for Literacy Study
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Student Sample for Literacy Study
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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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