TU FUI EGO ERIS
This week, we covered the following:
-Students turned in the final draft of the creative writing assignment. Students also had an opportunity to read each other's work so that I wouldn't be the only audience for their creative efforts.
-Students also turned in the rest of their meeting week homework (the Grammar Practice worksheets and textbook story response from my previous site post).
-We then began our unit on argumentative writing. We started with a mystery-solving activity to explore the concepts of claim, evidence, and warrant (or explanation), which are crucial to writing convincing arguments. Students worked in groups to collect and discuss evidence for the activity. Then, each student began drafting a report of his/her findings. The report is due next class.
-The attachment below contains the assignment sheet (pg. 2) as well as some additional evidence (pg. 1).
-The questions for the report are on the right side of pg. 2. Your report should be at least 3 paragraphs long and should contain a detailed analysis of at least 3 pieces of evidence.