Arguing the Pros and Cons of Teen Driving

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Evidence
CCSS: ELA.RI.8.1 ELA.SL.8.1a ELA.SL.8.1d

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

RI

Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12

8

8th Grade

1

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-12

8

8th Grade

1a

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others’ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

8

8th Grade

1d

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others'€™ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

a. Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

b. Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

c. Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others'€™ questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

d. Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

Download Common Core State Standards (PDF 1.7 MB)
Lesson Objective
Use textual evidence to support opinions about the legal driving age
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How do students learn to select useful textual evidence?
How do collaborative discussions push students' thinking?
Why does Mr. Paris say that the Common Core simplifies life?
Common Core Standards
ELA.RI.8.1, ELA.SL.8.1a, ELA.SL.8.1d

Supporting Materials

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  • Teen Driving Lesson Plan Basics

  • Teen Driving Lesson Plan (PPT)

  • Teen Driving Source Articles

    Articles by Robert Davis and Mike Males used in this lesson

  • Teen Driving Questions 1-3 Worksheet

  • Directed Note Taking Worksheet for Students

  • Directed Note Taking Worksheet for Teachers

  • Pros and Cons of Teen Driving Transcript

  • Text Marking: Fact or Opinion?

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Arguing the Pros and Cons of Teen Driving

Grades 6-8 / ELA / Evidence

Arguing the Pros and Cons of Teen Driving