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Lesson Title Expert Testimony-- Research and Compilation of Data to Support a Claim
Unit Title Elementary, My Dear Watson—Investigating Reading and Writing
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

To research, plan, and write a rough draft of a paper on a given topic as a means to compare/contrast sources and information

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to utilize textual evidence to write a rough draft of a research paper.

Student Target

I can research a topic and write a rough draft of an essay.

CCR Standards
  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Reading Anchor 1: Level D
  • Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

Writing Anchor 1: Level D
  • Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. 

    a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

    b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

    c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

    d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 

Writing Anchor 5: Level D
  • With some guidance and support from peers and others, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 at this level.) 

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.1 Effectively contribute to a team through cooperation, leadership, and giving and accepting critical feedback to work toward a common goal.

  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.