Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Finding Evidence and and Taking a Stand on 'Should Kids Play Football?'

Should kids play football? Yes or No?


 Today's Learning Objectives  * Identify textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says. * Write arguments to support claims with clear reasoning and relevant evidence. 


'Finding Text Evidence' Activity  As we prepare to write our own argument essays on the topic of whether kids should play football or not, it's important that we continue to practice finding and using text evidence. We will continue to closely read the article "Should Kids Play Football?", while using the document "Should Kids Play Football?" Finding Text Evidence Activity. The activity will encourage you to find pieces of text evidence that support various statements, as well as ask you to support your own statement with text evidence. Consider this training and practice for the argument essay writing to come.

Write an Argument Essay: Decide What You Think  Last week we read the article "Should Kids Play Football?" and identified evidence for each side of the debate. Today we will reexamine evidence from both the 'Yes' and 'No' sides, as well as
consider our own beliefs, in order to decide what we think and take a stand on the issue. You will write your opinion in the space provided within the document Should Kids Play Football? - Identifying Evidence from Both Sides
 State. This written statement can ultimately become the thesis statement for your argument essay, which we will begin writing this week. 

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, "Should Kids Play Football?" Finding Text Evidence Activity, and 100 Word Challenge: ... when the connection broke ... story, all of which will be due Friday, March 18