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Lesson Title Part 2 of Essay on a Goal Achiever: Writing the First Draft
Unit Title Goal Achievement
NRS Level Level 4
Length of Lesson 90 minutes
Lesson Purpose

Students will write an informative essay with sufficient textual evidence.


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Lesson Objectives

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to write an informative essay, include sufficient evidence from research, and avoid plagiarism.



Student Target

I can write an informative essay with sufficient textual evidence from multiple sources and avoid plagiarism.



CCR Standards
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Lead CCR Level Specific Standards
Writing Anchor 2: Level D
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content. [This includes the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes.] 

     a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

    b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

    c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

    d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

    e. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

Supporting CCR Level Specific Standards
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.

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