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ELA G7:M4B:U3

Performance Task: Water Management Position Paper

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Analyzing a Model Position Paper: “Changing Our Water Ways”

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Entry Task: Writing Improvement Tracker, Module 4 Reflections (7 minutes)

     B. Review Learning Targets (3 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A. Examining a Model Position Paper: First Read and Partner Discussion (20 minutes)

     B. Analyze Model Paper Using Argument Rubric 
(11 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket: What Will Be the Most Difficult Aspect of Writing This Paper? (2 minutes)

     B. Review Homework (2 minutes)

4.   Homework

    A.  Look through your research and identify three reasons you will address in your position paper.

  • Getting the gist of the model position paper, “Changing Our Water Ways”
  • Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planner for model position paper, “Changing Our Water Ways”

Lesson 2Scaffolding for Essay: Planning Body Paragraphs for Position Paper

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Entry Task: Relationship between Reading, Research, and Writing (5 minutes)

     B. Review Learning Targets and Introduce Steps to Writing a Position Paper Poster (7 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A. Plan Body Paragraphs (20 minutes)

     B. Independent Reading Check-in (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket: What Domain-Specific Words Will You Include in Your Position Paper? (3 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Finish planning body paragraphs. Use your researcher’s notebook to assist you.

  • Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planner

Lesson 3Scaffolding for Position Paper: Clarifying Body Paragraphs, Introduction, and Conclusion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Entry Task: Read through Plan (5 minutes)

     B. Review Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A. Explain Body Paragraphs (15 minutes)

     B. Plan Introduction and Conclusion (20 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A. Exit Ticket: Where Are We in Steps to Writing a Position Paper? (3 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Finish Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planner.

  • Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planner

Lesson 4Scaffolding for Position Paper: Peer Feedback and Citing Sources

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A. Entry Task: Paper Planner and Learning Target Review (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A. Peer Feedback Pairs (33 minutes)

     B. Mini Lesson: MLA Format (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A. Was Your Prediction Correct? (1 minute)

     B. Collect Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planners (1 minute)

4. Homework

     A.  Complete the MLA Citation Reference Sheet: In-Text Citations practice questions.

     B.  Draft a Works Cited page for your position paper. 

  • Sustainable Water Management Position Paper Planner
  • Sustainable Water Management Peer Feedback Form
  • Peer Critique

Lesson 5Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting the Position Paper

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.  Opening

     A.  Entry Task (3 minutes)

2. Work Time

     A.  Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Drafting the Position Paper (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

     A.  Collect Position Paper Drafts (2 minutes)

4. Homework

     A.  Complete the draft of your Independent Reading Cheat Sheet Planner.

  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Position paper draft

Lesson 6Independent Reading: Final Product

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Unpack Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A.  Peer Feedback on Independent Reading Cheat Sheet Drafts (5 minutes)

     B.  Final Copy of Independent Reading Cheat Sheet (20 minutes)

     C.   Gallery Walk (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A.  Review Learning Targets (5 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A. None

  • Independent Reading Cheat Sheet Planner

Lesson 7End of Unit Assessment, Part 1: Revising Claims and Evidence based on Feedback

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Process Teacher Feedback (4 minutes)

     B.  Review Learning Targets (1 minute)

2.   Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Revise Position Paper (28 minutes)

     B.  Introduction to Performance Task (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A.  Add Claim to Performance Task (2 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Finish revising your position paper based on the first two rows of the rubric.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Position Paper (continued for homework and in Lesson 8)

Lesson 8End of Unit Assessment, Part 1, Continued: Revising Vocabulary and Conventions based on Feedback

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Review Revisions with Partner (5 minutes)

     B.  Review Learning Target (1 minute)

2.   Work Time

     A.  Process Feedback for Vocabulary and Conventions (14 minutes)

     B.  Revise Position Paper (15 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A. Add Evidence to Visual Representation of Position Paper (10 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Finish revising position paper and bring a clean copy to turn in next class.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Position Paper (begun in Lesson 7), along with first draft (from Lesson 5)

Lesson 9Finishing the End of Unit 3 Assessment: Final Draft of Position Paper and Reflection on the Writing Process

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Prepare for Assessment (2 minutes)

     B.  Review Learning Target (1 minute)

2.   Work Time

     A.  End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Reflection on Writing Process (25 minutes)

     B.  Add Images to Performance Task Template  (15 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

     A. Share with Partner (2 minutes)

4.   Homework

     A.  Finish adding images to your Performance Task Template.

  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 1: Position Paper (completed)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part 2: Reflection on Writing Process

Lesson 10Final Performance Task: Sharing Visual Representations of Position Papers

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.   Opening

     A.  Entry Task: Writing Improvement Tracker (15 minutes)

     B.  Review Learning Targets (2 minutes)

2.   Work Time

     A. Gallery Walk of Performance Task: Visual Representations of Position Papers (10 minutes)

     B. Books to Think about on Sustainability (10 minutes)

3.   Closing and Assessment

    A. One-Word Go-‘round (8 minutes)

4.  Homework

     A.  Continue reading your independent reading for this module.

  • Performance Task: Visual Representation of Position Paper
  • Gallery Walk

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