Standard: W.9-10.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using validreasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
- Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
- Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
- Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
- Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
- Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Learning Target: Students will type their first essay for the class.
Activator: MLA Format demonstration
Welcome to the media center, everyone! Today I’ll start off class by showing you how to set up your paper in MLA format. After you’ve gotten that done, I want you to use this class time to type up your final draft of your essay.
Your essay is due at the end of class today! Type it up, print it out and TURN IT IN!!!
Essay format suggestion (Feel free to deviate from this, but this is my suggestion)
- Introduction paragraph – explain the problem and who the people are. Be brief, but make sure your reader knows what’s going on.
- Reasins for your choice – give at least 2 strong, convincing reasons why your choice should get the heart.
- Reasons against the others – give at least 1 reason against each other candidate.
- Counterargument – “Some people say that _______________ should not get the heart transplant because ____________, but those people are wrong because __________________________________.”