Reflection: Lesson Planning Claim, Proof, and Reason in Analytic Paragraphs - Section 2: Direct Review: Claim, Proof, and Reason


One skill that I really want students to master by the end of the year is creating solid paragraphs, no matter the writing assignment, in which the emphasis is on analysis and not summary. I've noticed throughout the years that students want to pile on the background information and do not get into the analysis of the paragraphs. This analysis is huge in the Common Core standards.

In order to do this, it's important to create a common language in the classroom. For me, I latched onto this idea of CPR (claim, proof, reason) that I heard at a district meeting. I have tried to incorporate it many times this year. By using the same language over and over again, students can really begin to not only apply it, but also master and internalize it.

Many times aspects of writing are taught in isolation and students do not see the connection or importance of these topics. By repeating topics and language across different topics they can really see how and why each topic works. For me, I have used this CPR in an essay on document based questions and also their research projects.

  Using Previous Lesson Topics Multiple Times
  Lesson Planning: Using Previous Lesson Topics Multiple Times
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Claim, Proof, and Reason in Analytic Paragraphs

Unit 11: Independent Reading II
Lesson 3 of 9

Objective: SWBAT understand and apply the basics of paragraphs, claim, proof, and reason, in order to write analytical paragraphs.

Big Idea: CPR can save our paragraphs!

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English / Language Arts, textual evidence, writing about books, book project
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