Vital Results Standards for
Lesson 6
Theme: Making your point, asking your question

State Vital Results Standards to which this lesson relates:

Writing Dimensions

1.5 Students draft, revise, edit, and critique written products so that final drafts are appropriate in terms of the following dimensions:
Purpose -- Intent is established and maintained within a given piece of writing.
Organization -- The writing demonstrates order and coherence.
Details -- The details contribute to development of ideas and information, evoke images, or otherwise elaborate on or clarify the content of the writing.
Voice or Tone -- An appropriate voice or tone is established and maintained.

Writing Conventions
1.6 Students’ independent writing demonstrates command of appropriate English conventions, including grammar, usage, and mechanics. This is evident when students:
1.6.aa. Use correct grammar; employ a variety of sentence structures; follow conventional spelling; use correct mechanics; display few errors or patterns of errors, relative to length and complexity; make only intentional, effective departure from conventions.

Persuasive Writing
1.11 In persuasive writing, students judge, propose, and persuade. This is evident when students:
1.11.e. Take an authoritative stand on a topic;
1.11.f. Support the statement with sound reasoning; and
1.11.g. Use a range of strategies to elaborate and persuade.

Information Literacy
1.11 Students use computers, telecommunications, and other tools of technology to research, to gather information and ideas, and to represent information and ideas accurately and appropriately.

Personal Development
Informed Decisions

3.7 Students make informed decisions. This is evident when students:
3.7.c. Describe and explain their decisions based on evidenceCivic and Social Responsibility

4.1 Students take an active role in their community. This is evident when students:
4.1.b. Use academic skills and knowledge in real-life community situations.

History and Social Sciences
Uses of Evidence and Data

6.2 Students understand the varied uses of evidence and data, and use both to make interpretations concerning public issues. This is evident when students:
6.2.c. Distinguish among fact, bias, stereotyping, generalizing, and categorizing in gathering and presenting evidence and data;
6.2.d. Find evidence to support claims; and
6.2.e. Judge credibility of sources.