LESSON EIGHT: “What if…”
Students connect expository reading to expository writing.
W3C Write expository and persuasive paragraphs with a main idea or point to prove, three or more supporting details, and a concluding sentence.
R1H Apply post-reading skills to comprehend text (question to clarify, reflect, analyze, draw conclusions, summarize, paraphrase).
§ Sources of literature
o Formative assessment score guide
§ Handouts provided
o Contributions to the Expedition T-Chart
§ Words to know
o concluding sentence
o draw conclusions
o main idea
o post-reading skills
o supporting details
Students write a persuasive essay to the prompt How Lewis, Clark and Sacagawea were important to the expedition. Use details from the T-Chart graphic organizer. Score guide provided.
How would it have been different if one of the persons on the Lewis and Clark expedition had not been on the journey?
Mini-lessons may need to be done with students on the nature of persuasive essays and the characteristics of a concluding sentence. These concepts can be taught through shared work.