This week, we continued with our unit on argumentative writing. We covered the following:
1. Students shared out their written reports on the "Slip or Trip" activity from last week, and I collected the assignment.
2. We had an in-class group activity in which students practiced their persuasion skills in 2 fictional scenarios.
3. We then began the initial steps of our argumentative essay preparation:
a. Students had the option to choose a topic from a list I provided (attached below) or create a topic with teacher approval.
b. Students then researched and gathered sources of information on their topics. Students will need at least three solid sources, which they will be using to support their ideas in their papers.
c. Lastly, I handed out an outline for students to organize their ideas for the paper.
Homework: by the time we get back from Spring Break on 4/10, students should have their online sources chosen for the argumentative essay. They should also have the outline finished. Students do not need to begin writing their essays. We will pick up with that when we return to class.