Grade 6 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2, Lesson 12

Student conducting close read of text.

In Lessons 12–14, students draft their essays. Each lesson will have a similar structure of direct instruction with the Steve Jobs model essay followed by students’ work on their own essays.
• To get a clear vision of success, students evaluate the model essay against the Literary Argument Essay Rubric to scaffold their writing.
• Part of the Literary Argument Essay Rubric asks students to “skillfully and logically explain how evidence supports ideas.” In this lesson, the focus is on skillful evidence selection, while in Lesson 13 students will focus on skillful explanations through concise and clear language.

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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.6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W.6.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are...

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