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English Language Arts (ELA) - Grade 9 - Week Six

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9 thGrade ELA

Week 6 May 11-May 15

Weekly Packet

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • organize an argumentative essay using an outline.
  • compose body paragraphs with precise claims and evidence.
  • provide a concluding statement that supports their argument.
develop and strengthen writing through planning, revising, editing, and rewriting

Lesson 1: Using NoRedInk Guided Drafts:
Review Day 4 Prewriting: Outlining an Argumentative Essay.
Complete Argumentative Guided Draft: Second Body Paragraph.
Watch Day 7 Tutorial on writing Counterargument Paragraphs.
Complete Day 7 Practice: Writing a Counterargument Paragraph.
Lesson 2: Using NoRedInk:
Complete Day 8 Practice: Selecting a Strong Hook
Complete Argumentative Guided Draft: Writing an Introduction
Complete Day 9 Practice: The Two Jobs of a Conclusion
Complete Argumentative Guided Draft: Conclusion

Lesson 3: Using NoRedInk:
Create a works cited page. Owl Purdue can be used as a reference. Check here for more information.
Edit essay for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Submit to teacher.

Building on the outline and drafting done last week, create a full draft of the argument essay that includes: an intro with a hook and thesis statement, a claim with supporting body paragraph(s), a counterclaim with a supporting body paragraph, a conclusion, and works cited. Each body paragraph will contain evidence that is relevant and cited appropriately, and documented on the works cited page. Make sure that writing uses appropriate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.

Enrichment Activities
Create a T-Chart for the videos, labeling one side ‘claim’ and the other ‘counterclaim’. Complete the chart using evidence from the videos.
What if Cracks in Concrete Could Fix Themselves
How to Practice Effectively for Just about Anything

Claim: A debatable argument that generally states a fact which is not just a personal opinion. .
Counterclaim: The argument (or one of the arguments) opposing your thesis.
Textual evidence: This is evidence from a written work and can be direct citations or paraphrases.
Conclusion: The sentences or paragraphs that bring a speech, essay, report, or book to a satisfying and logical end.

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