Mid-Unit Assessment: Draft of Position Paper

What is the purpose of an introduction and conclusion? Using the resource, scholars review the model position paper from activity one and discuss the author's choices. Next, they draft the introductory and concluding paragraphs of their position papers about the best food chain. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Share several examples of effective introductory and concluding paragraphs and have students discuss them in small groups
Classroom Considerations
  • Serves as the third of six lessons from the Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 3 series
  • Requires several materials from the first lesson in the unit
  • Offers strategies for differentiation
  • Provides thorough teaching notes
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