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 

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

Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., refined, respectful, polite, diplomatic, condescending).

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