I dislike the Missouri Compromise because ___________________
I believe the Missouri Compromise can be improved by _______________
Discourse: Students write a letter in a formal style, using complete sentences to make and support an argument.
Language Objective: Students will analyze the Missouri Compromise in the context of the Era of Good Feelings, and critique its shortcomings by writing an argument from the perspective of a sectionalist in 1820.
Language Support:What instructional strategies will you use during your lesson to teach the specific language skill and provide support and opportunities for guided and independent practice?
I will help students describe the balance of power in the Senate with a graphic organizer.
I will help students analyze sectionalism by drawing on past experiences.
I will model how to write a formal letter.
For underperforming individuals, I will provide opportunities to work in pairs, and I will make sure to stop and check for understanding when they are given time to think and work on answers individually. If necessary, I will provide sentence starters for the formal letter to their Senator.