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World Lit: The Counterargument Assignment

Welcome! For the next four days you will be working on The Counterargument Assignment, which is your second (and final) Embedded Assessment for this unit.

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone.
  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Learning Target: I can develop an argument about an issue that provides evidence and refutes a claim by providing a counterclaim.

Opening Session: Grab your laptops! Remember to get your number!

Work Session: You will have the entire class period for the next three days to work on your Counterargument Assignment. I suggest you spend most of the day researching today. I will take about 45 minutes and show you all how to do your Works Cited, so keep track of where you found your information and do your in-text citations with the author’s last name in parentheses.

Here is your complete Counterargument Assignment handout.

Closing Session: Return your laptops to the cart IN THE RIGHT SLOT WHERE THEY GO!!!

Assessment: Formal (essays will be graded)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding), Interest (student choice)

AP Lang: Position Paper, DUE TODAY!

Standard: ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Learning Target: I can write an argumentative paper on a topic of my choice.

Opening Session:  MLA Format review!

Work Session: Your essay is due today! I’ll review the requirements on the assignment sheet, as well as the rubric, then give you the rest of the class to work!

When you’re done, upload to our class google drive!

Closing Session: Final grammar check and TURN THEM IN!

Assessment: Formal (Essays will be graded)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding); Product (Choice)

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Free Choice book; ABR2 due Thursday 3/29

AP Lang: Position Paper: Day 2

Standard: ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Learning Target: I can write an argumentative paper on a topic of my choice.

Opening Session:  Take back the colored paper you wrote your topic on yesterday, grab a copy of the assignment, and a laptop!

Work Session: Today you’re going to continue researching for your paper! I want to give you two days to research and two days to write. That makes today a research day! Go ahead and open up your laptops to Microsoft Word (not google docs, sorry) and I want to show you how to enter citations in the References tab. Super handy trick!!

Then I’ll give you the rest of the class period to work. I’ll be around to make sure you’re on the right track!

Closing Session: Check in! How is everyone doing?

Assessment: Formal (Essays will be graded)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding); Product (Choice)

Homework: Read 20 minutes in your Free Choice book; ABR2 due Thursday 3/29

World Lit: Bonus Essay Day

So we had a ton of people absent on Friday, which means a lot of you missed a day of typing on your essay. So I decided to snag the laptop cart for an extra day and give y’all a bonus day to work on your essays! They’re due today, for real this time!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Learning Target: I can develop an argument about a theme in Julius Caesar.

Opening Session: Peer Edit: Trade laptops with a partner and read over your buddy’s essay. Spend ten minutes giving them feedback on how they can improve their writing!

Work Session: Grab a laptop and work on your essay! Finish it up because it’s due today (for real this time, this is your bonus day)!

Closing Session: Upload your essay to tinyurl.com/BristowWorldLit! Make sure you save your essay with YOUR NAME in the file name!!

Assessment: Formal (essay)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)

World Lit: Writing a Literary Analysis Essay, DUE TODAY!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Learning Target: I can develop an argument about a theme in Julius Caesar.

Opening Session: VOCAB!

  1. Barren
  2. Conceit
  3. Augmented
  4. Insurrection
  5. Affability
  6. Conceit
  7. Stoic
  8. Salutation
  9. Peril
  10. Gallant

Work Session: Grab a laptop and work on your essay! Finish it up because it’s due today!

Closing Session: Upload your essay to tinyurl.com/BristowWorldLit! Make sure you save your essay with YOUR NAME in the file name!!

Assessment: Formal (essay)

Differentiation: Process (scaffolding)