Academic Lit 3/4
Weeks of September 2 and 9
Class requirements and expectations.
Complete a reading and writing inventory in order to assess students and to set student reading and writing goals. Introduction of a classmate
Weeks of September 16 and 23
Introducing the argumentative essay. What is the argumentative essay, Understanding the topic, Dissecting the argument, Annotating sources.
Week of September 30
Argumentative Essay: Thesis and conclusion.
Week of October 7
Analyzing exemplar regents answer for the argumentative essay.
Weeks of October 14 and 21
Writing a first argumentative essay and grading according to NYC rubric.
Week of October 28
Reviewing the written argumentative essays
Weeks of November 5 and November 6
Text-based Response Writing