Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Pick an issue you care about and argue your point. The assignment is to write an argumentative essay. The key is to have facts to back up your opinion.
- Pick a topic question from the lists below.
- Begin with a topic sentence/introduction that shares your opinion.
- Research the issue and find at least two sources with facts that support your position.
- Find and rewrite three or more of the best facts that support your opinion. These will be the topic sentences for the paragraphs in your body.
- Write supporting details for each of these facts. These should not be opinions, thoughts, or ideas.
- Write a conclusion that restates your opinion, gives an interesting fact/point/idea about the topic, and wraps up the essay.
- Read the essay aloud to find mistakes/areas that are not clear.
- Using cell phones make people more/less connected
- Social media and texting hurt/improve the lives of teenagers
- Violent video games cause/don't people to act out violently
- Reading online is better/worse than reading a book
- Helicopter parents help/harm their children
- Recycling really makes/does not make a difference
- Schools should/should not have vending machines that sell sodas, candy, and other "bad" snacks
- Cell phones should/should not be banned in schools for both students and teachers
- Students should/should not wear school uniforms
- Students should/should not be held back for bad grades
- Using animals for scientific research is/is not inhumane
- Fast food, soda, chips and other unhealthy food should/should not be heavily taxed
- Watching TV is good/bad for children
- Athletes caught using steroids should/should not be banned from professional sports for life
- Students should/should not have to learn cursive writing
- Parents should/should not monitor what their kids are doing online
- Social life is/is not more important than academics
- Home schooling is more/less effective than public schools
- Charter schools are more/less effective than public schools
- Social media improves/reduces students reading skills
- Social media improves/reduces students writing skills
- Violent sports like boxing and MMA should/should not be banned
- Sports involving animals should/should not be banned
- Violent movies increase/do not increase teen violence
- Lotteries should/should not be banned
- Sports betting should/should not be legal
- Carrying a concealed weapon should/should not be legal
- Gun control reduces/does not reduce crime
- Praying in school should/should not be legal
- Youtube should/should not be legal under 18 years old
- Cigarette smoking should/should not be banned
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Monday, March 13, 2017
Thursday, March 9, 2017
Reading Workshop students, the question is what do you do to help your class be a team like this? Patty Mills is a guard for the San Antonio Spurs. They are world famous for their teamwork. A class should be just like a team. All members should work together to make everyone successful. What role do you play in making your class world class?
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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
From The Twits by Roald Dahl