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ELA 9 Writing Foundations Mastery Work 3: the Argument Essay        

TASK →  Write a persuasive, well-developed argument essay that takes a position on the issue which your non-fiction literature circle group researched and discussed.

Remember:

1) a thesis is your position + your reasoning

2) an introduction paragraph needs a compelling hook + background info + thesis

3) body paragraphs must follow TE/EA structure & develop claims that support the thesis

4) a conclusion paragraph must tie all the claims together, reviewing key information to support the thesis, but also leaving the reader thinking with a call to action, warning, or final thoughts.

12/17

Poetry Analysis Task

12/18

Lit Circle 3

12/19

Writing Workshop: Thesis & Introduction

12/20

ADVISORY TRIP!

12/21

Writing Workshop: body paragraphs + outlining

 BREAK: Finish Writing MW Argument Essay ROUGH DRAFT

12/31     

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Rough Draft DUE

Editing/Revision Workshop 

*8-10 lines memorized poem check with teacher

1/3

Editing/Revision Workshop 

*8-10 lines memorized poem check with teacher

1/4

Small group Rough Draft poem performance: must be FULLY memorized

ROUGH DRAFT DUE DATE:

                Wednesday, January 2

                      → Editing & Peer Revision Workshops in class on Wed/Thurs

                *typed, if possible - submitted by hand to teacher in class

                *rubric should be attached (it is on the back of this paper)

FINAL DRAFT DUE DATE:

Monday, January 14

                Revised & edited five paragraph essay - submit via googleclassroom

                *must be typed

                *rough draft and original rubric should be turned in to teacher during class

ARGUMENT ESSAY RUBRIC                                NAME: ______________________________

 

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Introductory Paragraph

Introduction paragraph has a captivating hook, provides detailed and relevant background information and has a strong, unique thesis.

Introduction paragraph has a interesting hook, provides relevant background information and has a strong, clear thesis.

Introduction paragraph has a weak or confusing hook, provides poor background information and has an unclear or weak thesis.

Introduction paragraph is missing a clear hook, lacks or has poor background information, thesis is unclear, confusing or missing entirely.

Body Paragraphs

TE/EA format followed precisely. Two pieces of relevant evidence per paragraph and a detailed, sophisticated analysis.

TE/EA format followed precisely. Two pieces of relevant evidence per paragraph and a detailed analysis.

TE/EA format followed with some errors (missing evidence, unclear topic sentence, etc). Analysis is weak and/or confusing.

TE/EA format followed with multiple errors (missing evidence, unclear topic sentence, etc). Analysis is weak, confusing, or absent entirely.

Reading & Command of Evidence

Demonstrates proper & consistent citation of sources when dealing with direct quotes and paraphrased material.

Present ideas fully and clearly, making effective use of a wide range of specific and relevant evidence.

Demonstrates consistent citation of sources when dealing with direct quotes and paraphrased material.

Presents ideas sufficiently and accurately, making adequate use of specific and relevant evidence.

Demonstrates inconsistent citation of sources when dealing with direct quotes and paraphrased material.

Presents ideas briefly, making use of some evidence.

Does not make appropriate use of citations when dealing with direct quotes and paraphrased material.

Presents little or no evidence from the texts.

Concluding Paragraph

Conclusion recaps all of the relevant points from the essay without sounding repetitive. Leaves reader with a profound and interesting question or idea. Shows the value of reading the essay.

Conclusion recaps all of the relevant points from the essay. Leaves reader with a relevant question or idea. Shows the value of reading the essay.

Conclusion fails to recap all of the relevant points from the essay, is repetitive and unoriginal. Value of essay is unclear.

Conclusion fails to recap all of the relevant points from the essay, is repetitive and unoriginal and/or conclusion is missing.

Conventions

0-3 errors in spelling (including capitalization) and grammar (including subject-verb agreement and punctuation)

4-6 errors in spelling and grammar

7-9 errors in spelling and grammar

10 or more errors in spelling  and grammar

TOTAL:  ROUGH DRAFT RUBRIC SCORE __________

            FINAL DRAFT RUBRIC SCORE    ___________                =     _________/100

*submit this rubric with all drafts **PLAGIARISM WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC FAILURE