We are finishing our short story unit and will be moving on to argumentative writing. This is a very important part of the AIR test in the spring. In particular, citing textual evidence is a cornerstone in the Common Core Reading and Writing standards for ELA. We will be citing textual evidence on numerous assignment throughout the following weeks. The goal is to cite textual evidence until the students can do so with independence.
After Thanksgiving break, we will write an argumentative essay as a class and then the students will be responsible for choosing a topic and writing an argumentative essay on their own.