Writing an Argument Essay: Evaluating the Model and Crafting a Claim (Chapter 28, Including Synthesis of Scenes in Previous Chapters)

Scholars use the model essay from the previous instructional activity to begin creating argumentative essays of their own. Readers make a claim about Atticus defending Tom in To Kill A Mockingbird. They then use graphic organizers to develop and support their arguments. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review key points from the model essay that developed the claim
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 10 of 16 in the Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2 series
  • Expects students to complete the lessons in order
  • Includes completed note catchers for teacher reference
  • Gives ideas for meeting the needs of struggling learners
  • None
Common Core