World Lit: Presenting a Solution Essay, Day 2


  • ELAGSE9-10W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W1.a Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W1.b Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W1.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W1.d Establish and maintain an appropriate style and objective tone. Georgia ELA
    • ELAGSE9-10W1.e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
Students will compose an argumentative essay in which they advocate for a solution to the social issue they have been researching.

Opening Session
Let’s review how to format your paper in MLA Style. Go ahead and make sure you’ve got yours set up correctly so you don’t have to worry about it later 🙂

Work Session
Today you will be composing your social issue solution essay.

  • 500-750 words (yes, that is a maximum! You can’t be too long or your presentations will run over time)
  • Formal style
  • Must present a solution to the same social issue you researched earlier this semester. I understand you probably cannot propose a solution to fix, for example, all racism in the whole wide world ever forever, but you can propose something that will help the issue in your own community. That is what you should focus on.
  • MLA format: Times New Roman size 12, double spaced, MLA heading, etc.
  • Your essay will be due Friday, turned in to our class Google Drive.

Closing Session
Let’s review how to turn in to Google Drive, just in case you need the reminder 🙂

Summative (essay)

Process (varied length, scaffolding, interest)

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