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Lesson Title Part 1 of Essay on a Goal Achiever
Unit Title Goal Achievement
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 75 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will find relevant articles about a person who achieved a great goal. Students will analyze the articles for credibility and usefulness and use those articles to answer questions about the person. The students will write an informative essay on the person in a subsequent lesson. This lesson is important in that it will hopefully inspire students to set and achieve their own goals. This lesson will help students build their writing skills.


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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to find acceptable articles, read the articles proficiently, use the articles to answer related questions, and cite the articles correctly.


Student Target

I can find appropriate and credible articles to answer my research questions and cite the articles correctly.


CCR Standards
  • 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 8: Level D
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
  • Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.
  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
KYAE Employability Standards
  • E.2 Utilize workplace tools and technologies to communicate effectively (e.g., memos/e-mails, basic computer programs, phone systems).

  • E.7 Accurately analyze information and respond appropriately.