Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 11

Students taking notes at their desks.

• This lesson builds on the Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizer from Lesson 10. In this lesson, students refine and revise their supporting evidence.
• In Work Time Part A, students will make arguments using the Taking Sides protocol. While you are listening to student arguments, write down a strong argument presented by each side. In Work Time Part B, display each argument as a model and explain to students what made it a strong argument.
• In the Taking Sides protocol, students have the opportunity for oral practice. When they can explain something coherently, they are much closer to writing that idea down in a coherent way.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences...
W.6.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by...

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