Sophomore Speeches: What It Means To Be A Learner

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Speeches
CCSS: ELA.W.9-10.1a ELA.W.9-10.7 ELA.SL.9-10.4

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

7

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

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Common Core State Standards

ELA

English Language Arts

SL

Speaking and Listening Standards 6-€“12

9-10

9th & 10th Grades

4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

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Lesson Objective
Synthesize reactions and research in students speeches about learning
Length
6 min
Questions to Consider
How does the reaction/narrative connect to the final argument?
How does this progression (narrative to argument) help students move from details to ideas? From concrete to abstract?
Why is it important for students to respond to non-fiction texts?
Common Core Standards
ELA.W.9-10.1a, ELA.W.9-10.7, ELA.SL.9-10.4

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Lesson Idea (Common Core) Sophomore Speeches: What It Means To Be A Learner

Grades 9-12 / ELA / Speeches

Sophomore Speeches: What It Means To Be A Learner