Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 17

Students discussing their work in classroom.

This lesson includes peer critique. Critiques simulate the experiences students will have in the workplace and thus help build a culture of achievement, collaboration, and open-mindedness in your classroom.
• This peer critique protocol is similar to the Praise-Question-Suggest protocol (see Appendix 1). This is done intentionally to build student capacity. Students engaged in a similar protocol in Module 1, Unit 3, Lesson 4.
• In the second half of this lesson, students begin the draft of their essay about Lyddie signing the petition. In order for students to have enough time to be successful, they will finish their essays in the next lesson.
• Consider posting a list of the resources available to help students write their essays. The list includes:
* Lyddie’s Decision anchor chart
* Essay planners
* Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers with reasons Lyddie should sign and reasons she should not sign.
* Reader’s Notes
* Working Conditions anchor chart

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
W.7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
W.7.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are...
W.7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by...

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