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

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Lesson Title Opinion: 911 Attacks and the Patriot Act
Unit Title Time Travel
NRS Level Level 3; Level 4; 
Length of Lesson 120 minutes
Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to assess students’ ability to synthesize information and present an opinion with valid reasoning and support so that students develop clear thinking patterns and expression of ideas.

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Lesson Objectives

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

  • assess points of view in an argument for or against a topic
  • write and deliver an opinion essay, taking a side in a controversial issue
Student Target

“I can give valid reasons for my opinion on the PATRIOT Act.”

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

  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • 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.
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.