Small Group Writing

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Writing
CCSS: ELA.W.9-10.1a ELA.W.9-10.1b ELA.W.9-10.5

Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

1a

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

a. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

d. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

1b

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

a. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.

d. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

W

Writing Standards 6-12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

5

Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10 on page 54.)

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Lesson Objective
Make small group writing effective and meaningful
Length
5 min
Questions to Consider
How does small group discussion prepare students for their writing task?
What role does reading aloud play in the revision process?
How does this strategy make work more manageable and effective for both teachers and students?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.9-10.1a, ELA.W.9-10.1b, ELA.W.9-10.5

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Small Group Writing

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Writing

Small Group Writing