Reflection: Lesson Planning Argument vs. Informational - Part 1 - Section 1: Warm Up


I choose to do this lesson because based on conversation and student response, I am not sure that all of my students can see the "forest for the trees". That is, I am not sure they can see the author's purpose for the details in the piece.

In the last semester we read informational pieces then moved slowly to argument.  There was never a point when the two mixed. Now, I need to see how they fair when the two are presented together. Can they identify an argument when it is staring them in the face?  Do they know when a piece isn't argument? I need to be sure before we move on to writing argument.


  Why informational vs. Argument?
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Argument vs. Informational - Part 1

Unit 9: Argument - Part 1
Lesson 4 of 15

Objective: SWBAT compare two texts to see how their purposes differ.

Big Idea: I can't see the forest for the trees!

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