TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 11

You'll C-E-R a difference in classroom achievement after using a helpful lesson. Designed for economics, civics, government, and US history classes, participants practice using the CER model to craft arguments about primary and secondary sources. Tied to the CCSS, the lesson also helps educators meet the needs of TASC test takers. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a class blog and post model responses from writers' journal entries 
Classroom Considerations

  • The lesson has four parts with multiple activities; you may need to eliminate some of the activities for the sake of time
  • Needs poster paper and markers
  • 11th a 15-part series
Pros

  • Lesson plan has notes for ESOL learners
  • Material provides grouping recommendations based on the activity 
  • Resource also teaches academic habits such as note-taking
Cons

  • None