Introduction to Newsela 4

Fees and Choices

Start building a collaborative classroom culture with Newsela. In part four of our introductory 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

  • Today I am learning…to 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 Standard 

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.W.7.1
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.7.5.C
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).

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