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K12ELA006: English Language Arts 6

Unit 5: The Art of Arguing   Beginning at a young age, most people discover that it is part of human nature to argue. Just today, in 20 minutes of watching television with my daughter, I observed a single character argue with siblings over who had to do a chore, argue with a parent about getting a pet, argue with a teacher over a homework assignment, and argue with a friend about what to do for fun. Though the arguments people may make in life will greatly vary, there is a single common denominator of every strong argument. Substantial support, in the form of reliable evidence and relevant reasoning, is the difference between a strong argument and a weak, unsupported claim.
 
During this unit, you will learn to read argumentative writing through the lens of a writer. You will write your own arguments and back them up with research-based reasons and evidence. Additionally, you will create a multimedia presentation that will add to your persuasive argument, and you will engage in argument via a collaborative online discussion board. Perfecting this art of arguing is a skill that will serve you well in all aspects of your life, both now and in your future.

Unit 5 Time Advisory
Completing this unit should take approximately 19 hours.

☐    Subunit 5.1: 1 hour and 30 minutes

☐    Subunit 5.2: 2 hours and 15 minutes

☐    Subunit 5.3: 14 hours and 45 minutes ☐    Subunit 5.3.1: 5 hours

☐    Subunit 5.3.2: 2 hours

☐    Subunit 5.3.3: 3 hours and 15 minutes

☐    Subunit 5.3.4: 1 hour

☐    Subunit 5.3.5: 3 hours

☐    Subunit 5.3.6: 30 minutes

☐    Subunit 5.4: 30 minutes

Unit5 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Cite evidence from fiction and informational texts to support a claim or analysis or to answer questions about a text. - Write logical arguments supported by evidence and substantial claims. - Research to gather information and evidence from relevant resources to support a claim. - Create a persuasive multimedia presentation. - Engage in a variety of collaborative online discussions. 

Standards Addressed (Common Core): - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5 - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6

5.1 Reading Informational Text: Persuasive Essay   You will be reading and taking notes on a chapter about persuasive essay writing from a Language Arts textbook. As discussed in the unit introduction, arguing and persuading people is a life skill that you have been and will continue to use throughout your life. Use the information in this text to help you improve upon your persuasion skills.

5.1.1 Reading and Notes   - Reading: CK-12: “Persuasive Essay” Link: CK-12: “Persuasive Essay” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Create a new section in your notebook and title it “Persuasive Writing.” Then, begin reading the chapter excerpt accessed through the link above. Stop to copy down the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter, and again to note any main ideas or helpful tips that you come across as you complete the reading. Pay close attention to the graphic representation of a persuasive essay and add it to your notes. Also give extra attention to the bulleted lists outlining what type of content is found in the various paragraphs of a persuasive essay, as well as the “what to do/what not to do” charts. All of these ideas will be helpful to you later in this unit when you write your own persuasive essay.
 
Reading this lesson and taking notes should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)

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[here](http://www.ck12.org/book/Commonsense-Composition/r1/section/4.1/).

5.1.2 Review Questions   - Checkpoint: CK-12: “Persuasive Essay Review Questions” Link: CK-12: “Persuasive Essay Review Questions” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage that you read in the previous subunit and find the five review questions. Below your persuasive essay notes, answer each one of these questions in 1 -2 complete sentences, citing information that you read in the text in your answers.
 
Answering these review questions should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

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[here](http://www.ck12.org/book/Commonsense-Composition/r1/section/4.1/).

5.2 Reading Like a Writer: Persuasive Articles   During the following lessons, you will read and analyze persuasive articles. As you read, you will work to identify the author’s opinion and evaluate his or her argument based on the evidence provided in the article as support.

5.2.1 Analyzing Persuasive Writing   - Explanation: SOPHIA: Nichole Carter’s “Analyzing Persuasive Writing” Link: SOPHIA: Nichole Carter’s “Analyzing Persuasive Writing” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Create a new section in your notebook and title it “Persuasive Writing and Language.” Then, view the tutorial, take notes on the slides that discuss persuasive language, and take notes on persuasive language, word choice, and strategies. You will be responsible for using persuasive language in the argumentative essay that you will be writing later in this unit.
 
Watching the tutorial and taking notes should take approximately 15 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/8/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/2/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/3/)

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5.2.2 Reading Persuasive Text   5.2.2.1 Reading Persuasive Text: “These Laws Make Me Want to Gag”   - Reading: OtherWords: Will Potter’s “These Laws Make Me Want to Gag” Link: OtherWords: Will Potter’s “These Laws Make Me Want to Gag” (HTML)
 
Instructions: As you read, annotate the article (or write down notes and explanations in your notebook) regarding the author’s opinions, supporting evidence, and persuasive language.
 
Reading and annotating this text should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/8/)

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5.2.2.2 Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Supporting Evidence   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Support” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Support” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Refer to the article that you just read and complete the graphic organizer activity linked above. You will use the graphic organizer to help you analyze the author’s argument and persuasive language, and then evaluate the strength of the argument and support.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/8/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/2/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/3/)

5.2.3 “Let’s Chuck the Bottle”   5.2.3.1 Reading   - Reading: OtherWords: Jim Hightower’s “Let’s Chuck the Bottle” Link: OtherWords: Jim Hightower’s “Let’s Chuck the Bottle” (HTML)
 
Instructions: This article is one that you already read during this course in Unit 1. However, I would like you to read it again and analyze it to identify the author’s argument as well as examine the facts and evidence that he provides to support his opinion. As you read, annotate the article, focusing on the author’s opinions, evidence, and persuasive language.
 
Reading and annotating this text should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/8/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/2/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/3/)

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5.2.3.2 Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Supporting Evidence   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Support” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Identifying Arguments and Evaluating Support” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Refer to the article that you just read and complete the graphic organizer activity linked above. You will use the graphic organizer to help you analyze the author’s argument and persuasive language, and then evaluate the strength of the argument and support.
 
Completing this activity should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/3/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RI/6/8/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/2/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/3/)

5.3 Writing an Argumentative Essay   This series of lessons will guide you through the process of writing an argumentative essay. You will first select a topic about which you have a strong opinion, and then you will conduct background research to locate evidence in support of your opinion. Next, you will write, revise, edit, and then publish your argumentative essay. 

5.3.1 Prewriting   5.3.1.1 Selecting a Topic   - Activity: SOPHIA: Melissa Stephenson’s “Argumentative Papers: Topic and Thesis” Link: SOPHIA: Melissa Stephenson’s “Argumentative Papers: Topic and Thesis” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Create a new section in your notes and title it “Selecting an Argumentative Topic.” Then, watch the tutorial and take notes on the important ideas. You will be responsible for selecting your own argumentative topic and formulating a thesis statement about your argument, so pay close attention to the examples provided in the tutorial.
 
After watching this video lesson, it is your turn to select a topic to argue and support in an argumentative essay. Use the strategies and steps (looking at news sources, making an interest list, etc.) discussed in the video lesson to help you brainstorm and select a topic of your own. Don’t forget to select a topic that is arguable, not one that is a proven scientific fact.
 
Completing this activity and selecting your topic should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

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5.3.1.2 Researching Supporting Evidence   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Research Record” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Research Record” (PDF)
 
Instructions: After defining your argument, it is time for you to collect some evidence and data to support your opinion. As with any research you will conduct, your supporting evidence should be collected from multiple credible resources. At this point, you’ll need to do some independent work to locate resources in books, online, or by visiting places to collect information. Review your notes from all subunits of Unit 4.3 for ideas about what types of resources to use and how to evaluate those resources for credibility. As you find and explore resources, fill in information on the “Research Record” sheet provided in this lesson. You must locate research information from at least three credible sources and summarize your findings on the handout before moving on to the next lesson. Be sure to focus on finding and recording research evidence that is directly related to your argument and that truly provides information that supports your opinion, not just information that is related to your topic.
 
Locating resources and completing this research activity should take approximately 3 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/7/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/8/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/2/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.3](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/3/)

5.3.1.3 Organizing Your Argument   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Prewriting Graphic Organizer” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Prewriting Graphic Organizer” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Use your research record and resources to help you complete all of the activities described on the document linked above. Focus most of your attention on crafting a strong argument with at least three pieces of clear supporting evidence. The more effort you put into your prewriting, the easier the writing process will be for you.
 
Completing these prewriting activities should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

5.3.2 Writing a Draft   - Activity: SOPHIA: Linda Neuman’s “Writing Effective Introductions” Link: SOPHIA: Linda Neuman’s “Writing Effective Introductions” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Create a new subtitle in your notebook titled “Argumentative Writing Hooks.” Watch the video lesson and take notes on the important tips and points made by the teacher in the video. You will be responsible for creating your own attention-grabbing hook in the argumentative paper you’ll be writing in conjunction with this lesson, so pay close attention for helpful ideas.
 
After you’ve watched this lesson, it is time to use your notes from the lesson as well as your research notes from the previous lesson to help you start writing. On a computer, begin writing your first draft. First, craft your engaging hook using the ideas presented in the explanation above, and then continue writing the first draft of your story. Be sure to refer to your prewriting plans to help you clearly explain your argument, organize your paper, and provide support for your opinion.
 
Watching this tutorial, taking notes, and writing your draft should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

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5.3.3 Revising and Editing   - Explanation: SOPHIA: Nichole Carter’s “Revising and Editing the Persuasive Essay (Concept 5)” Link: SOPHIA: Nichole Carter’s “Revising and Editing the Persuasive Essay (Concept 5)” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Add “Revising and Editing the Persuasive Essay” as a subtitle in your argumentative writing notes in your notebook. Then, watch this video tutorial on expectations for revising and editing. You may fast forward it to the 30-second mark and begin watching it at that point, as the first 30 seconds contains information irrelevant to you from the teacher who recorded it for her own class. Record in your notebook any helpful tips, information, or new concepts that you learn as you watch it. Then, take the quiz provided on the right side of the screen to quiz yourself on how well you understood the information presented in the tutorial.
 
Watching the tutorial, taking notes, and completing the quiz should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

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5.3.3.1 Revision   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Revision Checklist” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Revision Checklist” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Use the revision checklist provided to revise your argumentative essay. Be sure to check each item on the list and then evaluate yourself. If you notice that something needs to be changed, removed, or added to, make those revisions now. Remember that revision is all about adding information and details where more clarity is needed, and taking out unnecessary information. You don’t need to worry about correcting spelling, grammar, and conventions yet; that will come during the editing process.
 
During this revision process, you must use the sentence analysis revision strategy discussed in the video tutorial that you watched in the previous lesson to analyze at least 20 sentences included in your essay. Use the sentence analysis chart that is part of the revision checklist linked above to complete this part of the revision process.
 
Revising your writing using the sentence analysis sheet and revision checklist should take approximately 2 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/1/)

5.3.3.2 Editing   - Activity: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Editing Checklist” Link: The Saylor Foundation: Amy Kasten’s “Argumentative Essay Editing Checklist” (PDF)
 
Instructions: Use this editing checklist to proofread your argumentative essay for errors. Be sure to check each item on the list and then evaluate yourself. What areas were your strengths? In which grammar and convention areas do you need to improve? What can you do to grow in these areas?
 
Editing your writing using this checklist should take approximately 45 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/5/)

5.3.4 Adding a Bibliography   - Explanation: SOPHIA: Kathryn Reilly’s “MLA Bibliography: General Format” Link: SOPHIA: Kathryn Reilly’s “MLA Bibliography: General Format” (HTML)
 
Instructions: You should already have a general familiarity with bibliographies from the information that you learned in Subunit 4.3.6 of this course. This tutorial is a brief review of that information, as well as a step-by-step instructional video on how to write your own bibliography. You should refer to your notes from Subunit 4.3.6 in your notebook and add any new information to them as you watch this tutorial. Then, follow the step-by-step directions shared in this lesson to create your own typed bibliography listing the resources from which you gathered your information for this argumentative essay. (You should have already recorded those sources on your “Research Record,” completed during Subunit 5.3.1.2. Refer back to that if you don’t remember all of the resources that you used). Once you have typed your bibliography, add it as the last page of your argumentative essay.
 
Watching this tutorial, reviewing your notes, and writing your bibliography should take approximately 1 hour.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.8](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/8/)

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5.3.5 Creating an Audio/Multimedia Presentation   - Explanation: SOPHIA: Greg Kilpatrick’s “How to Use Prezi” Link: SOPHIA: Greg Kilpatrick’s “How to Use Prezi” (HTML)
 
Instructions: The last part of your argumentative essay-writing experience is to create a multimedia presentation that will serve as additional means of arguing your case in a more creative manner. The tutorial above gives a brief explanation of Prezi, a free online presentation-making tool. You are not limited to using Prezi as your means of creating a multimedia presentation; however, it’s a great place to start if you don’t have any other preferred presentation-making tools.
 
Once you have decided what presentation tool you want to use, you should create a presentation that clearly depicts your argument and at least three pieces of supporting evidence. It should also include at least one audio element (sound effects, music, a sound clip, a recording of your voice, a video clip, etc.), at least one graphic element, and at least one video clip that relates to your topic. Creating and sharing multimedia presentations will be a skill that you will use often between now and high school, and even later in your life when you have a job.
 
Creating a multimedia presentation should take approximately 3 hours.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.4](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/4/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.5](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/5/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/6/)

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5.3.6 Collaborative Sharing and Discussion   - Activity: Publishing Your Piece After taking your argumentative paper through the steps of the writing process, it is now time to publish and share your piece. Once you have added a bibliography to your final essay, you may want to share your published work with others in the Saylor Foundation Forums or on a personal blog. You could also share it with family and friends using the share options on Google Drive or by printing it off and circulating a hard copy. Enjoy the results of your hard work in the writing process - you now have a published piece of which you should be very proud!
 
Publishing and sharing your final essay should take approximately 30 minutes.
 
Standards Addressed (Common Core):

-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.6](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/W/6/6/)
-   [CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1](http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/6/1/)

5.4 Assessment   The following reading task and related activity has been designed to assess your mastery of the skills and concepts covered in Unit 5 of this course.