- I can write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. (W.8.1)
- I can produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (W.8.4)
- I can select evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (W.8.9)
- I can cite text-based evidence that provides the strongest support for my analysis of literary text. (RL.8.1)
- I can analyze the development of a theme or central idea throughout the text (including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot).(RL.8.2)
- I can analyze how specific dialogue or incidents in a plot propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision. (RL.8.3)
- I can write an organized argument essay about To Kill a Mockingbird.
- In my essay, I can support my claim with reasons, details, and quotes from the novel.
- In my essay, I can explain how the details develop the reasons that support my claim.
- In my essay, I can acknowledge and respond to a counterclaim.