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Lesson Title My POV About Surface Mining
Unit Title Mining for Truth with Point of View
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

This lesson gives students the opportunity to practice and apply what they have learned about point of view, author’s claims, and evidence up to this point. Students will be able to express their own point of view about surface mining by gathering evidence, which will expand their content knowledge as well. This also translates to the workplace when students will have to express themselves in writing and/or argue specific issues related to their job.

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SELF-REFLECTION1.docx Rubric-for-Surface-Mining-POV-Essay.docx Reference-Tracking-Sheet.docx Essay-To-Do-List.docx Argumentative-Outline-Graphic-Organizers.pdf
Lesson Objectives

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

  • Research and gather evidence to support their point of view
  • Write an argumentative essay backing up a claim
  • Produce an organized and structured informational text
  • Use resources responsibly
Student Target

“I can write to tell my point of view and back up my claim with evidence from reliable sources.”

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

  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
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.

Writing Anchor 8: Level C
  • Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
KYAE Employability Standards