Monday, March 14, 2016

Debating Youth Football

 Today's Learning Objectives  Identify textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says.

Should Kids Play Football?: Exploring Both Sides of the Debate  Football is the most popular sport in America. But is it too dangerous to play? Today we will read arguments on both sides of the debate and take a stand. In the coming days, after we have explored the debate and the issues involved thoroughly, we will develop our own position, gather supporting evidence, and craft an argument essay. 

First, however, let's understand that kids playing football is a reality. Right here in Watsonville many of our local youth are passionate about the sport, as evidenced by the video of Watsonville High School football players below. 

Should kids in Watsonville and across the country continue to play football? That is the question we will consider today as we read the article from Scope Magazine "Should Kids Play Football?" and work to identify evidence from the article that supports each side of the debate. As we read, we will stop periodically to identify evidence using the document Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides, which can be found in your Language Google Classroom 

Homework  (1.) Read your A.R. book at home for at least 30 minutes and, if you choose, make a reading log entry using the Digital Reading Log. (Remember you must have made at least one entry by the end of the day Friday.) (2.) Complete 'The Tequila Worm' Story Plot Chart ('Tequila Worm'), which is due Friday, March 18. (3.) Continue working on your Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides, which will be due Friday, March 18

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