• Unit Summary:  This unit focuses on the elements of argument and collaborative discussion.  The texts read will focus on the topic of decisions and their repercussions.  The unit includes several short texts, a book club and various activities around building an effective argument (stating claims, providing adequate evidence, acknowledging counter claims).  The unit culminates with a written argumentative essay.

    Next Generation Skills: Collaboration and communication, critical thinking and problem solving, social emotional intelligence.

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