Unit Standards and Objectives

COMMON CORE STANDARDS:

 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.2b Develop the topic with well-chosen, relevant, and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.2b Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-12.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-12.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

UNIT OBJECTIVES:

All students should be able to…
 Identify topic sentences and supporting details in a typical body paragraph.
 Write effective paragraphs that
o Include a clear topic sentence
o Stick to a single main idea without getting sidetracked
o Include specific examples, statistics, facts, or quotes that fully support the main idea
o Have details that are organized in a way that makes sense
o Include transition words, phrases, or sentence to improve the flow of ideas within and between paragraphs
 Identify problems that make a paragraph less effective
 Eliminate details that are irrelevant to a paragraph’s main idea
 Revise paragraphs to improve effective paragraph structure

Advanced students should be able to…
 Identify the topic and supporting details in high-level writing that doesn’t follow typical formulas
 Write effective paragraphs that are not limited to formulaic structure guidelines
 Use sophisticated and subtle transitions and connections within and between paragraphs
 Revise paragraphs to improve variety and originality in paragraph structure

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