Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Summarizing the Issue and Text Evidence

 Today's Learning Objectives  Write arguments to support claims with clear reasoning and relevant evidence. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text  

Write an Argument Essay: Summarizing the Issue  After writing the hook, you need to let readers know a little about the issue you will be writing about.  This is not your point of view; it's a very brief summary of the issue-in this case, the debate over whether kids should play football or not.  Practice summarizing the issue using the same document you used yesterday Write an Argument Essay: The Hook and Issue Summary (Steps 5 & 6), which you can still find in your Language Arts folder.  

Using Text Evidence  When you write about something you have read, you need to use text evidence—that is, details from the text—to support the points you are making. You can use text evidence in the form of a direct quotation (the author’s exact words) or a paraphrase (a restatement of what the author wrote). You also need to explain WHY that text evidence is relevant.

To learn more about how to use text evidence check out the document How To Use Text Evidence, which you can also find in your Language Arts folders. 

Tequila Worm Project: Sofia and What the Text Says  If time permits today, I would like us to continue to identify the most important excerpts and passages from Tequila Worm that say something significant about Sofia. Continue to use the shared document Sofia and What the Text Says ('Tequila Worm') (Period 2Period 3, and Period 5) to record the important words directly from the text, along with the page number from which the excerpt was found.  

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and make a Digital Reading Log entry using the 3rd Quarter Reading Log(2.) Continue working on your 100 Word Challenge: ... as they turned the corner ... (Week 26) story. (3.) Write your summary of the issue using the assignment Write an Argument Essay: The Hook and Issue Summary (Steps 5 & 6). 

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