Essay Friday!


  • 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 will compose an argumentative essay, citing evidence from the text to back up my claims.

Opening Session: Argumentative Essay by Shmoop

Work Session: Welcome to class! Today we’re going to be continuing the essay we began yesterday. We are down in Ms. Gelston’s room (203) to type using the laptops, and you’ll have all class to work on your essay. We can also send people two or three at a time upstairs to get textbooks as needed.

You will have all class period to work, as well as the second halves of Monday and Tuesday. We will be in this room all three days.

Good luck!

Closing Session: Put your laptops back and return your textbooks; essay check-in

Assessment: Formative checks for understanding; essays will be graded

Differentiation: Process (scaffolded essay prompts, frameworks); product (modified essay length)

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