Week of September 14

This week’s topic is Argumentative Writing.


ELACC6W1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly. b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text. c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons. d. Establish and maintain a formal style. e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

ELACC6RI8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.


ELACC6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday, September 14:

Students will write and define this week’s critical words using a dictionary. This week’s Critical Words-1. audible 2. benefit 3. synchronize 4. dictate 5. deduce. The quiz over Friday will include these words as well as argumentative writing concepts.


Students will create a KWL chart (Know, Want to Know, Learn)

Students will learn new vocabulary concerning Argumentative Writing:

Students read an example from Reader’s Journey, p. 250-251 of an argumentative essay and discuss its strengths.

Students will watch a video on how to select a topic: Selecting a topic

Students will add to the K-W-L chart.

Homework: Students are to write each critical word ten times each.

Extra Credit: Using colored pencils, draw a picture of what one of the words means (up to 5 points on Friday’s quiz).




Tuesday, September 15

Warm Up: 

Students will watch a Flovocabulary Video on Argumentative Writing

Persuasive Language

Work Session: Slip or Trip?

Sample Class Arguments: Slip or Trip?

Quiz over Persuasive Writing



Wednesday, September 16

Students will go to library to check out books.


Thursday, September 17

Warm Up: Students are  to copy the sentences on p. 891 from the section entitled, “Vocabulary in Context.” Students will define words.

Work Session: Students are to read pages 892-896 and answer questions 1-6, on p. 897


Friday, September 18

Warm Up: Students will copy down notes for argumentative writing. Vocabulary includes: counterclaim, rebuttal, conclusion, source credibility, warrant, claim, evidence, reasons, argument.

Work Session: Finish reading essays (Pages 892-896 and answer questions 1-6, p. 897)

Closing: Kahoot! Review over Argumentative Writing concepts and “What Video Games Can Teach Us” and “The Violent Side of Video Games”

Homework: Read novel from media center for pleasure. Book Project dates and guidelines will be forthcoming…

Critical Word Quiz Postponed until the week after next.

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