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The Inquiry and Writing Processes: Unit 3

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Subject English Language Arts — Writing
Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment


Students receive direct instruction on:
• Creating outlines
• Organizing topics and claims in a logical manner
• Drafting effective introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions
• Creating cohesion within and between paragraphs
Aligned to CCSS:
W.9-10.2.a-f; W.9-10.4; W.9-10.5; W.9-10.7; W.9-10.8; W.9-10.9
L.9-10.2.a-c; L.9-10.3.a; L.9-10.6; SL.9-10.1

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Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
0.9 MB


Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.


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