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Argument Lesson Day 10

Argument Writing/Writing Seminar/8 th Grade

Unit Theme/Subject/Grade
Level
Utah State Core Standard
and Objective
Essential Question
Essential Understanding
Approximate Length of
Time
Days Planned
Connects to Prior
Knowledge

W8.1, W8.5, W8.8


Why is it important to support claims with relevant
evidence?
In order to have a strong argument, it is critical to be
able to back it up with evidence and a warrant.
1 day

(academic, interests, learning


styles, motivation, MI, Funds of
Knowledge)

Self-Starter
Key Vocabulary
Hook

Real World
Application

Process/
Procedure/Modeling:
(demonstrate how the
instructional strategy will be
used to introduce the new
knowledge and skill and how it
will lead the students to
understanding)

Practice/Formative
Assessment

Students will bring their prior knowledge of the


presidential candidates, personal opinions from
seeing the debates (75% of the class) and
personal knowledge of immigration issues.

Fill out the Socratic seminar tracking sheet


Vocabulary sheet already delivered.
Students will be hooked because this is a current event
that personally affects themselves and their families.
The majority of the students have prior knowledge to
this conversation.
One needs information and evidence to form an opinion
and make a judgement. It is important for one to be
able to read or listen to something, absorb the
information, and then be able to make a judgement and
express themselves, either verbally or written.

Greet, attendance, and Do Now (5 mins)


Power point on Socratic Seminar (5 mins)
Hand out and explain sentence starters (5 Mins)
Arrange room (3 mins)
Explain expectations and scoring/ model (3 mins)
Socratic Seminar (20 mins)
Debrief/exit ticket/ clean up (5 mins)

Students will be assessed on their performance in the


Socratic seminar based on speaking and using evidence

Argument Lesson Day 10


to support their opinions.
(demonstrate the opportunity
the student will have to be
individually accountable for new
knowledge and skills and
movement toward
understanding)

Re-Teaching Strategy/Plan

Accommodations
(SPED, ELL, GT)

Resources

Exit ticket: What did you like about the Socratic


seminar? What did you not like about the Socratic
seminar?
(This will give me an idea of what to change and what to
keep.)
Introduce a new, less difficult article or paragraph.
Group students together who didnt get it. Group
together and give a mini-lesson and group task.
Although, that sounds really great, not quite sure how I
would actually be able to do itbeing honest.
Vocabulary sheet with definitions
Visual/videos
Pairing with other ELLs in group work

Youtube.com
Cnn.com
Uen.org