Grade 6 ELA Unit 1

Argumentation: In this introductory unit, students will identify an author’s argument, and analyze how it develops over the course of the text through relevant or irrelevant evidence. Students will also look deeply at a text to identify other factors that could affect an author’s perspective (i.e. geographic location, culture, etc.) This unit will culminate in students generating their own arguments on a topic(s), and providing relevant and specific evidence to support their claim.