Monday, March 21, 2016

Last Day of the Quarter and Structuring Your Argument Essay


Last Day of the Quarter Business  Today is the last day of 3rd quarter. Please use this time to carefully review School Loop and make sure that no mistakes have been made in your grade. If you notice what you think is a mistake, please send me a polite message asking me to take a look. You may also use this time to take any final A.R. quizzes that you would like applied toward this quarter's goal. Additionally, if you have any late or missing assignments that you have completed and want to have graded, send me a message. Otherwise, you may use this time for silent reading. Tomorrow begins your last quarter of 6th grade!

Argument Essay: Reviewing the Structure and Crafting Your Thesis  As we move from gathering evidence to drafting our argument essay, it's import to review the purpose and structure of an argument essay. Watch the video below. 


For another take on the structure of a strong argument essay, check out the musical video below.
                                        

Once you've gathered enough evidence (in the form of facts, statistics, experts opinion, and quotes) and decided on your point of view (or claim), you can begin to develop your argument and lay the foundation for your essay using the document  Write an Argument Essay: Steps 1 - 4, which can be found in your Language Arts Google Classroom. I will guide you through the initial steps today: 1. Decide what you think. 2. Find your support. 3. Acknowledge the other side. 4. Craft your thesis.

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.) Continue working on the Write an Argument Essay: Steps 1 - 4 and Evidence for My Argument Essay documents, which  will be due Thursday, March 24