VIEWS: 1 PAGES: 4 POSTED ON: 4/5/2013
Argumentative Essay Crime and Puzzlement (Whodunit?) Objectives Students will: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons Establish and maintain a formal style Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented Week 1: Find relevant evidence to solve a crime, organize reasons, and make a claim 1. Show students a picture of a crime, “Slip or Trip”. 2. Pass out graphic organizer to use in organizing evidence, explaining what the evidence warrants, and writing a conclusion or claim about that evidence. 3. Teacher models how to do fill in the organizer while thinking out loud about the evidence. Students then fill in their organizer. 4. Students participate in small group and whole class discussions to make a claim of what happened in the picture, who is guilty, and why. 5. Students complete the graphic organizer in class. Week 2: Whole Class Activity-Write about the evidence using a formal style. 1. Whole class activity-Report what happened in “Slip or Trip”. 2. Use the graphic organizer to organize evidence into a writing structure. 3. Teacher models explicit ways to organize argumentative writing into paragraphs, and models writing the first paragraph. (when we arrived, what we found, what was said) 4. Small groups are assigned one piece of evidence to write about. Then they are shared with the whole class to complete the next 3 paragraphs. 5. Teacher writes the conclusion as dictated by the students. Week 3: Students complete the same activity independently using, “Tragedy in the Bathroom” 1. Make observations about the crime, “Tragedy in the Bathroom”, and collect evidence. 2. Use the graphic organizer to show evidence, what it warrants, and make a claim. 3. Fill in the writing structure to organize evidence into a report. 4. Write a report about the crime using the formal style taught in week one and two. 5. Type the report in Times New Roman font 12, double spaced, 1 inch margins, with name, date, and teacher’s name in the top right hand corner. Print it out to turn in. Week 4: Complete and Share 1. Finish and print report if necessary. 2. Share reports in small groups 3. Turn in graphic organizer, writing structure, and report. Argumentative Writing: Crime and Puzzlement Student Checklist Week 1: Nov.6-9 Complete “Evidence” graphic organizer for “Slip or Trip”. Week 2: Nov. 12-16 Complete Writing Structure for “Slip or Trip”. Participate with small group to write about a piece of evidence. Participate in writing a group Argumentative report for “Slip or Trip”. The “Slip or Trip” items will help you write your own report for “Tragedy in the Bathroom”. Keep them as an example, but do not turn them in. Week 3: Nov. 26-30 Complete “Evidence” graphic organizer for “Tragedy in the Bathroom”. Complete writing structure for “Tragedy in the Bathroom”. Write an Argumentative report for “Tragedy in the Bathroom”. Type the report in Times New Roman font 12, double spaced, 1 inch margins, with name, date, and teacher’s name in the top right hand corner. Print in to turn in. Week 4: Dec. 3-7 Share report and turn in organizer, structure, and report for “Tragedy in the Bathroom”.
Pages to are hidden for
"Argumentative Essay"Please download to view full document