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Lesson Title GED Extended Response Lesson 2: Writing the Introduction
Unit Title GED Extended Response
NRS Level Level 4; Level 5; 
Length of Lesson 60 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will learn how to craft an introduction for an RLA extended response for the GED exam. This skill is important because the RLA ER is a significant portion of the overall exam score.

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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to craft an introduction for an RLA extended response. Students will work with a partner to craft an introduction and work independently to write an introduction as well.



Student Target

I can write the introduction for an RLA extended response.


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

  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
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. 

Reading Anchor 8: Level D
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.

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

  • E.9 Analyze self-performance to better understand strengths and areas for improvement.