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Lesson 5: Writing and Reflecting

In this lesson students will both reflect on their own progress as a writer and think about how to make their Soapbox speech more compelling and personal. They will begin to work on a rough draft of their speech.

Persuasive Writing
Public Speaking
Democr. Foundations
Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 issues, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

College, Career, and Civic Life Framework (C3)


Construct arguments using claims and evidence from multiple sources, while acknowledging the strengths and limitations of the arguments.

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