Monday, March 24, 2014

Debate: Should School Start Later?


Warm Up  Should school start later?  Yes or no?  State your opinion and explain your reasoning on our classroom wall on Padlet.  

Scope Article:  "Should School Start Later?"  Let's explore the issues involved in the debate and read the article here.  

Examining Both Sides of the Debate  Use evidence from the article to support each side of this debate.  Write your evidence on the document here.  After examining points on both side of the debate, as well as your own beliefs, use the same document and state your opinion on whether school should start later or not.  This may become the eventual thesis statement for your argument essay.  

Homework  (1.) 30 minutes of silent reading at home.  Make sure to record your reading on one of the digital reading logs available.  Our weekly Google Form reading log is here and the Google Spreadsheet reading log can be found here.  (2.) Complete your "What Do You Think?"  Notetaking Guide.  

Monday Blues Video Special  For those of you suffering from the Monday Blues, enjoy this amazing rendition of the Lorde song "Team" by a rather sad clown.