Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Summarizing the Issue and Using 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 Google Classroom 

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 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 Thursday.) (2.) Complete the Write an Argument Essay: Steps 1 - 4 and Evidence for My Argument Essay document, which  will be due tomorrow, Thursday, March 24. (3.) Continue working on the Write an Argument Essay: The Hook and Issue Summary (Steps 5 & 6) document, which will be due Wednesday, April 6