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RLA Lessons 2016-12-26T11:59:42-05:00

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Lesson Title First-Person View, the Holocaust, and Japanese Internment Camps
Unit Title Time Travel
NRS Level Level 3; Level 4; 
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students the necessary strategies to compare two topics and form an opinion supported by facts so that they can clearly express their ideas.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • compare and contrast concentration camps and Japanese-American internment camps
  • form and support an opinion in response to an essay question
  • explain and discuss the reasons for concentration camps and Japanese-American internment camps
Student Target

“I can write an opinion essay that is supported by facts.”

CCR Standards
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. (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.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Reading Anchor 9: Level B
  • Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Writing Anchor 1: Level C
  • Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information. a. Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

    b. Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

    c. Link opinion and reasons using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., consequently, specifically).

    d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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.

  • E.8 Interact with others in a professional manner.