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Argumentative Essay Unit 1

Presentation on theme: "Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 13 Writing an Argumentative Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay."— Presentation transcript:

1 Module 2A: Unit 1: Lesson 13Writing an Argumentative Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

2 Agenda Opening Work Time Closing and Assessment Homework
Entry Task (10 minutes)Work TimeReading and Analyzing the Model Essay (15 minutes)Discussing Essay Prompt (15 minutes)Closing and AssessmentExit Ticket: Explain the Meaning of the Prompt: What Must You Do in This Essay? (5 minutes)HomeworkReread the model essay and circle or highlight where the author acknowledges the opposing ideas to his/her claim.Continue reading Chapters of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 18 and 19. This is due in Lesson 14

3 Materials Entry task (one per student)
Lyddie Writer’s Glossary (one per student)Lyddie Model Essay (one per student, plus one for teacher use)Document cameraExplanatory Essay vs. Argument Essay handout (one per student)Explanatory Essay vs. Argument Essay (Answers for Teacher Reference)Similiarities and Differences between Expanatory Essays and Argument Essays (one to display)Exit ticket (one per student)Building an Argument Essay (optional; for Teacher Reference)

4 Argument Claim Relevant evidence Coherent Appropriate Counterclaim
Lesson VocabularyArgumentClaimRelevant evidenceCoherentAppropriateCounterclaim

5 Opening: Entry Task (10 minutes)
Read the learning targets and circle the words that are the most important:I can explain what it means to write a coherent argument essay with appropriate structure and relevant evidenceShare what words you circledBe sure that you note:ArgumentRelevant evidenceCoherentAppropriate

6 Opening Continued…Remember that we discussed relevant evidence, coherent, and appropriate in Module 1, Unit 2 as you wrote your essays on A Long Walk to WaterThese words, along with many others, were also included in your Writer’s Glossaries in Module 1Share the answer to the second question on your entry task:Think about a time that you were in an argument with someone. What causes an argument?

7 Opening Continued… Share your thinking
We disagreed about somethingWe had different ideasIn writing, there is a difference between argument and opinionIn speaking, we often say that we had an argument because we had a difference of opinion—but when we refer to writing, the meaning of the two words is different

8 Opening Continued…Writing an opinion piece means that it’s something a person believes, whether or not the author has evidence to prove itHowever, in a written argument, the author will make a claim, support it with reasons, and prove his or her reasons with evidenceThe author will also acknowledge that there is another valid point of viewToday you will be focused on understanding what it means to write an argument essay

9 Opening Continued… Pass out the Lyddie Writer’s Glossary
Look at the first page and put a star next to the words that appear in today’s learning targetsIn order for you to get ready to write your own essays, the lesson today will be focused on understanding what it means to write an argument essayYou will begin working on your own essays in the next class

10 Work Time: Discussing Essay Prompt (15 minutes)
Distribute the Explanatory Essay vs. Argument Essay handoutPoint out the argument essay promptRead along while I read the prompt aloudYou will write an essay on Lyddie based on this prompt, and make sure that you notice that this is the question you have been gathering textual evidence about in Lessons 10–12

11 Work Time Continued…Your task now is to understand how this essay is going to be similar to and different from the essay you wrote on A Long Walk to WaterPoint out the title of the worksheet—Explanatory Essay vs. Argument Essay—you are going to work with your seat partner to compare and contrast the essay promptsReview the list of Similarities and Differences Between Explanatory Essays and Argument Essays

12 Work Time Continued…You are going to work with your seat partner to sort these similarities and differences and write them on your Venn diagram on the Explanatory Essay vs. Argument Essay handoutIf you are stuck, consider asking yourself questions like:What did you need to do to address the prompt in your essay on A Long Walk to Water?Based on the prompt for the essay on Lyddie, what do you think you’ll need to do to address this prompt?

13 Work Time Continued…Share something you included in your Venn diagramsFill in the Venn diagram with similarities and differences between the explanatory essay and the argument essayAdd to your own Venn diagrams as others in the class share their workIn the essay you need to acknowledge that others might disagree with youThis is known as acknowledging a counterclaimYou will learn more about counterclaims in the following lesson

14 Closing and Assessment: Exit Ticket: Explain the Meaning of the Prompt: What Must You Do in This Essay? (5 minutes)You get to synthesize your understanding of what an argument essay isDistribute the exit ticketReread the essay prompt and explain the meaning of the prompt:What must they do in this essay?Collect the exit tickets

15 HomeworkContinue reading Chapters of Lyddie and complete Reader’s Notes for Chapters 18 and 19This is due in Lesson 14


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