• Module Six: To the Moon and Beyond

    Essential Question: What does it take to explore outer space??

     

    Week One: Destination Space/I Jumped at the Offer                                 

    Concepts: Text Structure, literary elements, Monitor and Clarify, Figurative Language, Point of View

    ELA: RI.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    ELA: RI.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

    ELA: RI.9 Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person)

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 1 construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.

    I-1: analyze the central ideas and themes and justify how they are supported by using text evidence.

    I-2: summarize a text including specific details and information.

    I-3: compare and contrast details from multiple texts.

    I-4: explain how structure, text type, and other elements impacts the central idea or theme.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 8 analyze and critique the arguments of others orally and in writing.

    I-1: explain how an author or speaker uses reasons and evidence to support or fail to support a claim.

    I-2: determine and evaluate whether the evidence is sufficient to support the claims.

    I-3: use academic and domain-specific words and phrases to make a claim.

     

    Write an Opinion Paragraph

     

    ELA: W.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    1. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
    2. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
    3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
    4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 4 construct grade appropriate oral and written claims and support them with reasoning and evidence.

    I-1: construct a claim about a topic or text

    I-2: supply a reason that supports the opinion and is based on more detailed textual    evidence and relevant background knowledge.

    I-3: use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.

    I-4: provide a conclusion that summarizes the argument presented.

     

    Week Two: Neil Armstrong: One Giant Leap for Mankind/The Moon Landing Inspired Me to Become an Astronaut

    Concepts: Ask and Answer Questions, Point of View, Author’s Craft

     

    ELA: RI. 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

     

    Write a Job Listing/Thank You Note

     

     

    Week Three: Who Wants to Move to Mars?

    Concepts: Make Inferences, Central Idea, Ideas and Support, Author’s Craft

    ELA: RI. 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    ELA: RI. 2 Determine central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

    ELA: RI. 8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

     

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 1 construct meaning from oral presentations and literary and informational text through grade appropriate listening, reading, and viewing.

    I-1: analyze the central ideas and themes and justify how they are supported by using text evidence.

    I-2: summarize a text including specific details and information.

    I-3: compare and contrast details from multiple texts.

    I-4: explain how structure, text type, and other elements impacts the central idea or theme.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 8 analyze and critique the arguments of others orally and in writing.

    I-1: explain how an author or speaker uses reasons and evidence to support or fail to support a claim.

    I-2: determine and evaluate whether the evidence is sufficient to support the claims.

    I-3: use academic and domain-specific words and phrases to make a claim.

     

    Write a Letter to the Editor

    Performance Task: Write an Opinion Essay

    ELA: 6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    1. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
    2. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
    3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
    4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 4 construct grade appropriate oral and written claims and support them with reasoning and evidence.

    I-1: construct a claim about a topic or text

    I-2: supply a reason that supports the opinion and is based on more detailed textual    evidence and relevant background knowledge.

    I-3: use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.

    I-4: provide a conclusion that summarizes the argument presented.

     

    Writing Module 6: Researched Argument: Mars and the Search for Life

    Focus Statement: Exploration demands innovation, bravery, brilliance, and money.

    ELA: 6.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    1. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
    2. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
    3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
    4. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 4 construct grade appropriate oral and written claims and support them with reasoning and evidence.

    I-1: construct a claim about a topic or text

    I-2: supply a reason that supports the opinion and is based on more detailed textual    evidence and relevant background knowledge.

    I-3: use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.

    I-4: provide a conclusion that summarizes the argument presented.

     

    AZ ELP - Standard 9 create clear and coherent grade-appropriate speech and text.

    I-1: introduce and develop an informational topic with facts and details and provide a concluding statement or section when writing and speaking.

    I-2: introduce and develop a more detailed sequence of events, with a beginning, middle, and end using a variety of temporal and linking words and phrases to connect, compare, and contrast ideas, information, or events when writing and speaking

    AZ ELP - Standard 10 make accurate use of Standard English to communicate in grade appropriate speech and writing

    I-1: using grade appropriate singular and plural nouns.

    I-2: using grade appropriate common and proper nouns with appropriate determiners (e.g., articles and demonstratives).

    I-3: using possessives with grade-appropriate nouns (e.g., That is Mary’s backpack)

    I-4: using personal (subject and object), possessive, and indefinite pronouns.

    I-5: using verbs in the past progressive.

    I - 6: using grade - appropriate verbs in the simple present and simple past, including irregular past forms (e.g., drank, sat, wrote).

    I - 7: using grade - appropriate verbs in the future with “going to” and “will”.

    I - 8: Applying subject - verb agreement using grade -appropriate nouns and verbs.

    I - 9: using a variety of frequently occurring adjectives (i.e., descriptive, possessive, demonstrative).

    I -10: using a variety of prepositional phrases (e.g. toward the playground) to provide detail (e.g., time, manner, place, cause).

    I -11: using frequently occurring conjunctions (e.g., and, but, or, so, because).

    I-12: using frequently occurring imperative sentences (e.g., Share your opinion with a classmate., Provide support using textual evidence

    I-13: using irregularly occurring modals (e.g., ought, had, better).

    I-14: using appropriate word order (subject-verb object) in declarative, imperative, and interrogative sentences.

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