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Welcome to Unit 2: Planning Lessons for Informational and Argument Writing

Learning Objectives for Unit 2

During and upon completion of this unit, you will:

  • Interact with a process for planning writing lessons that
    address the CCSS writing standards
  • Apply your knowledge of writing text types, genres,
    and situations to lesson planning
  • Examine strategies for selecting standards, text
    resources, and instructional priorities for informational,
    argument, and analytical writing lessons
  • Examine and adapt lesson plans for your grade level span
    and diverse students

In Unit 1, you examined how the CCSS sets out for teachers what their students need to know and learn to meet the expectations for college and career readiness. In Unit 2, you will examine and interact with a process for devising lessons and tailoring instruction for your students, focusing on what educators need to do to address the new and different expectations for teachers.