Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Signs of Success



What does your success look like? When you are at your best, how do we see it? How do you feel? What happens? Share your success on The Reading Workshop Forum Thought for the Day.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Edit Your Life

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Outstanding, Outstanding Article

Great job Elliana Hutchison for your recommendation of an Outstanding Article. This is an interesting article and the thought provoking question made me think.

How would you feel if there was a lizard terrorizing you and your family?

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Be Smart!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Outstanding Articles

We are looking for some Outstanding Articles in Reading Workshop. Students, you will research looking for interesting and intriguing articles online. When you find one, you will write a short (1-2 paragraph) review with a link and a thought provoking question.

Articles that are chosen will be read by the entire class and responses will be shared on the Reading Workshop Forum. The student that has the winning article suggestion will earn an A for the article and will not have to write a response.

You might search for articles at:

Dogo News 
Kids Post


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Good Morning!

 

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Monday, August 27, 2018

What Does Your Face Say About You?

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Start the Year on Fire

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Don't Settle for Average


A Little About You


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#ItDoesntCostAnythingTo

You can view the responses HERE.



Monday, April 30, 2018

Survival Mode

I came in this morning with a cold. My brain was working at about half this speed.





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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Writing a Memoir


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Take a Chance on Yourself

 



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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Just Be You

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Remembering Greatness

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Responses from Insects


Friday, March 23, 2018

Cup of Tea

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Be the Best You

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Read Just Because

 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

National School Walk Up


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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

An Unexpected Visitor

Kyle was sitting in his room doing his Read at Home assignment when he had an unexpected visitor show up to listen to him read.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Are You Lucky?

Monday, March 5, 2018

Improve Your Slide Show



Be Cool

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Slide Show Team Project

As Reading Workshop students begin work on a Google Slide Show project explaining how to read nonfiction, how the team works together will go a long way towards determining their success. This message should serve as a guide.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Moving, Moving, Moving


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Be Yourself!


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Your Thoughts?

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Help with Your Writing

Just copy your essay, go to Hemingway App, paste it into the webpage, and click on edit. This web page will give you tips on making your writing better.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Online Outline

The best way to write an organized essay that makes sense is to organize your writing before you start. Here is a handy tool to help with that. The Outliner of Giants Online Outliner







 

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Writing an Argumentative Essay

An Argumentative Essay:
  • Has a clear introduction 
  • States a focus/position statement clearly, precisely, and thoughtfully 
  • Uses specific evidence from the text(s) to support and develop the position, and explains that evidence logically 
  • Takes into account what people who disagree with you might think and tries to respond to that 
  • Concludes effectively
Keep in mind that an argumentative essay is based more on facts as opposed to emotion. When picking a topic you’re interested in, be sure to pick one that you can support with evidence and reasoning. You will need facts, statistics, and reports from sources you and your audience can trust.

I. Introduction
     1. Introduce the topic by giving background information that briefly explains the topic so that the reader will understand the topic to be argued. (3-4 sentences)

     2. Add the thesis statement that clearly and strongly states your opinion concerning the
topic. Writing a direct thesis by including the reasons in your thesis is optional.

II. Body Paragraphs

     1. The first two (or more) body paragraph gives a reason that supports the opinion stated in the thesis. This reason is supported with facts, data, or information.

     2. One paragraph discusses the opposite viewpoint. After you pose the counter argument, contest it. Say why the counter argument is faulty and why your argument is stronger.

III. Conclusion

     1. Use a transition signal for the conclusion such as: in conclusion, to conclude, etc.
     2. Restate the thesis in different words than you used in your introduction.
     3. Summarize your main points.
     4. End with a final comment on the topic.

Perhaps the biggest mistake people make in writing an argumentative essay is to state their opinions instead of facts. Remember that each claim you make must be supported by solid evidence if your argument is to hold up to the opposing views.






Here are some sample topics. To find the entire list, go to the RW Wiki Argumentative Topic List.

School and Kids
Is child behavior better or worse than it was years ago?
Is homework harmful or helpful?
Is Cheating Getting Worse?
Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?
Does Your School Hand Out Too Many A’s?

Technology
Are we too dependent on computers?
Are cell phones dangerous?
Do violent video games cause behavior problems?
Have people have become overly dependent on technology?
Does Technology Make Us More Alone?

Social Issues
Are Adults Hurting Young Children by Pushing Them to Achieve?
Should the Government Limit the Size of Sugary Drinks?
Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
Is Your Generation More Self-Centered Than Earlier Generations?

Sports
Does participation in sports keep teens out of trouble?
Is competition good?
Should Home-Schoolers Be Allowed to Play Public School Sports?
Does participating in team sports helps to develop good character?
If Football Is So Dangerous to Players, Should We Be Watching It?

The Way to Start the Year Right

 



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