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Weekly Agenda  

December 4 - December 8

 

This Week’s Standards:

W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

W.6.1a: Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence early.

W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

L.6.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.6.3a: Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.

Monday

Unit 3: World Wonders

1.    Warm-up: Video Journal

2.    Introduce Argument Writing

a.    Read and Analyze the Model pp. 126-127

b.    Choose a wonder to make an argument for the value of preserving it.

c.     Gather evidence chart pg 128.

Tuesday

Unit 3: World Wonders

1.    Warm-up: Vocabulary in Context

2.    Argument Writing:

a. Finish the Gather Evidence chart pg 128.

b.    Begin Organizing Ideas Chart pg 129.

 

Wednesday

Unit 3: World Wonders

1.    Warm-up: Discussion Prompt (Quick Write)

2.    Argument Writing:

a.    Continue Organizing Ideas Chart pg 129.

b.    Begin drafts

Prompt: Make an argument for the value of preserving one of the world wonders. Support your claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

 

 

 

Thursday

Unit 3: World Wonders

1.    Warm-ups: Social Media Slip Ups

2.    Argument writing:

a.    Work on drafts

b.    Constructing a Thesis Statement p. 130-131

c.     Vary Sentence Patterns p. 132

Friday

Unit 3: World Wonders

1.    Warm-ups: Figurative Language

2.    Revise and Edit

a.    Peer Editor/Revising Coach

b.    Conferences with the teacher

3.    Publish (students will be able to finish the essays on Monday if needed)