Module 10-Building Arguments-Language Arts 5B - Course Guide

Module Overview:

In this unit, students will learn how to create a strong case for the claims they make in a research report. Students will learn how to organize the information in their research reports. Students will learn how to use an outline to plan their research reports.

Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 Finding Evidence None
2 Organizing Research Reports The sources for your research project;
3 Outlining a Research Report the sources for your research project
the list of reasons and evidence for your research report, reflecting the organization you chose

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 Finding Evidence
  1. Identify evidence that supports a claim and the reasoning behind it.
2 Organizing Research Reports
  1. Define and identify common ways of organizing research reports.
  2. Choose the best structure for supporting a particular claim or purpose for a research report.
3 Outlining a Research Report
  1. Use an outline to plan the organization of a research report.

Module Key Words:

Key Words

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
1 Finding Evidence 6 Finding Evidence Assignment
3 Outlining a Research Report 3 Research Report Outline Assignment

Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 Finding Evidence In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe how best to find evidence to support a claim.
2 Organizing Research Reports In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe ways to organize a research report.
3 Outlining a Research Report In their Language Arts notebook, have your student describe the purpose of an outline and how to write an outline.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
Finding Evidence
  1. How do you find evidence to support a claim?
Organizing Research Reports
  1. What are some ways to organize research reports?
Outlining a Research Report
  1. What is the purpose of an outline?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
Finding Evidence Australian News
  1. What evidence is presented to support the claim that aluminum is making koala’s sick?
Finding Evidence Unique Wildlife
  1. What is this reporter's claim about animals in Australia?
  2. What evidence supports the claim?
Organizing Research Reports Planet Earth and Mythbusters
  1. How are the ideas organized in these video segments?
Outlining a Research Report Organizing a Research Report
  1. What are the parts of an essay?
  2. What is included in an introduction?
  3. What is included in the body of an essay?
  4. What is a topic sentence?
  5. How many main ideas should a paragraph have?
  6. What should be included in every paragraph?
  7. What is included in the conclusion?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level

Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing