In this lesson, students are introduced to the Evaluating an Argument graphic organizer, which will be used in the end of unit assessment. Fill in the graphic organizer to evaluate the argument Michael Pollan puts forth on pages 161–166 of The Omnivore’s Dilemma together with the class to serve as a model for students.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 4, Unit 1, Lesson 9.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-4-unit-1-lesson-9; accessed 2015-05-29.
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