Back to School Lesson 3: Middle School

Fees and Choices

Welcome back. Start building a collaborative classroom culture with Newsela. In part three of our Back to School lesson series, students will apply content and features from a Newsela article to Highlight evidence to support in an argumentative Write paragraph.To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below.  

Curriculum Connections 

  • ELA 
  • Social Studies 
  • Science

Newsela Article

Learning Objective and Essential Questions

  • Today I am support my opinion using text.
  • So I can...write an argumentative paragraph.
  • I know I understand when...I can argue my point in front of my peers in a convincing way.
  • Students will be able to...use Highlight for their evidence in the article and use it to support an argumentative paragraph in the Write feature.

Learning Standards

Common Core Standards for English:


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