Grade 7 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 12

Students working with their teacher reviewing text.

In this lesson, students reread one more selected passage carefully to gather and analyze textual evidence about why Lyddie should or should not sign the petition. They add the textual evidence they find to the Odell Forming Evidence-Based Claims graphic organizers (one for and one against signing the petition).
• Students then synthesize the evidence they have gathered to create reasons that Lyddie should sign the petition and reasons she shouldn’t. This is a critical step in crafting their arguments. The Lyddie’s Decision anchor chart will serve as a place to hold the class’s thinking about the reasons.
• At this point, students have rotated through all of the appointments on their Weaving Room Discussion Appointments handout. From this lesson on, select the appointment, making sure to vary it so that students have the opportunity to meet with a variety of their classmates.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as...
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the...
SL.7.1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led...

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