1. Topic-
Writing a Persuasive Essay
2. Content-
Formatting a thesis
introductory paragraph
Body paragraphs
examples from reading
restatement of thesis
Call to action
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Student will be able to correctly format a persuasive essay to include an introduction with a thesis, 2 body paragraphs with reasons and examples, address a counter-argument, and finish with a conclusion that restates the thesis and includes a call to action

2.Student will be able to use notes in preparation for tests and reviews
4. Objectives-
1. Student will research and choose facts to back up thesis
2. Student will use MLA formatting for final paper
3. Paper will include an introduction, body, and concluding paragraph
5. Materials and Aids-
Document Camera
Interwrite board
document camera
Practice exercises
Articles for researching
rubric for grading
online constitution
syllabus of expectations and assignments
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1Anticipation/Reaction to topic of elimination middle schools in favor of k-8
using Socrative
3. Students participate in online discussion of surprises/ and reasons regarding activity outcomes

B. Development-

1.Students watch prezi on Persuasive Essay and take Cornell Notes
2.In class partners share notes and add to own if necessary
3. Students summarize notes and submit for grade

C. Practice-

1.Teacher reviews and demonstrates how to post and online etiquette.
Shows samples of poor and acceptable responses
Online discussion of most important part of persuasive essay and why. 3 - 5 sentences
2. Comment on one other students response 2 - 3 sentences
3. Read Persuasive Essay Example and answer questions about parts noted using ProProf quiz with short answer feature.
4. Post answers in discussion group to compare and contrast findings.
5. Group submits final responses to teacher.
6. Short practice quiz on parts of persuasive essay.
7. Using Skpe or recorded video, teachers reads and models how to mark up an article using "Talk to the Text"
8. Students read two more pieces of informative text and formulate a opinion about k-8 vs middle schools.
9. Brainstorm with partner groups pros and cons.
10. Teacher models through Skype or recorded lesson how to formulate introductory paragraph and posts sample.
11. Students copy what teacher writes
12 Repeat process for body and conclusion

D. Independent Practice-

1.Read second sample persuasive example and answer questions.
2. Submit answers to study group to compare and finalize.
3. Prepare presentation to show what was wrong using PowerPoint, glogster, or a written explanation
4 After watching teacher presentations and writing a model, students use pro and con chart to formulate and submit an introductory paragraph.
5. Repeat as in practice.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1.Students may come before or after school to use computers if none available at home
2.During class discussion, pull students who have difficulty with note-taking based on notes handed in for a mini lesson

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Multiple choice quiz on parts of a persuasive essay
2. Teacher review of notes turned in
3.Reading a sample essay and commenting on the writing and what is missing or done well.

G. Closure-

1.Discussion Question: what is the most important part of persuasive essay and why do you feel this way. Compare to earlier answer and see if opinions changed.
2.Answer and comment on one other student's
3. Discuss what applications a persuasive essay might have or be used for in student's future
7. Evaluation-
1. Students will submit entire persuasive essay in final MLA form.
2.Students will submit a reflection on the most useful things learned and what was difficult or what they need to more about to feel comfortable with persuasive writing.

This Lesson Plan is available at (www.teacherjet.com)