Reflection: Real World Applications From Informative To Argument: Responding To News Articles On Plagiarism - Section 2: Independent Reading: New Yorks Times Article


In this lesson, I am hoping my students can see the connection between the lessons we have learned throughout the process of writing this research paper and real-world applications. Many times lessons are isolated to the classroom and students can not conceptualize why they are learning certain lessons. This is a major problem. When students do not know why or not instructed as to why they are learning a certain skill, concept, or strategy, they will not be engaged

I am sure many times we have heard students ask why do we need to learn this. My eighth graders are never afraid to shy away from this question and here is a time when I can say to them this is why. These real-world connections forces students to buy into the lesson. It allows them to see the importance of the skills they are learning so they can master it.

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From Informative To Argument: Responding To News Articles On Plagiarism

Unit 7: Research Paper: Influential Lives Part III
Lesson 4 of 14

Objective: SWBAT analyze an informative text article to write an argument piece.

Big Idea: Where does plagiarism begin and where does it end? Writing a response to a New York Times article.

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