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lesson 7
1 hour

Unit Assessment: A Common Claim


In this End-of-Unit Assessment, students demonstrate their cumulative understanding of the arguments presented in all three of the unit texts. Students first delineate the argument of each text and then analyze how the authors develop a common claim. Some students, who might benefit from an additional challenge, will respond to an extension prompt that asks students to assess the reasoning and evidence in each text. Students review their annotated text, lesson Quick Writes, discussion notes, homework notes, and tools to organize their ideas before writing multi-paragraph essays independently. The essays should include relevant and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, and quotations.


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Bilingual Language Progressions

These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.


From of the New York State Education Department. Grade 10 ELA Module 2, Unit 3, Lesson 7. Available from; accessed 2015-05-29.
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