After reading argumentative articles and deciding whether those arguments were strong or weak, students will begin writing their own argumentative essay on a topic of their choice. In the beginning of March, students will research the topic and create an argument on that topic based on their findings. Students will then write an essay supporting their argument with sound reasoning, relevant evidence from the articles, and by addressing the opposing claim. Some topic choices are video games, bullying, female roles in film, doping in sports, technology advancements, culture appropriate, and gun violence.
Students, in all classes, are happily reading independently! Students were able to look at texts in our class library and check them out to take home. Every other week, students will have time to read their independent reading book in class. The schedule has changed because students are able to visit the school library during ELA class at different times during the week and can now check out books at the school library! The NEW schedule is as follows: 701: Thursdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 702: Thursdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 703: Mondays- Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 704: Tuesdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays
All Classes: Argumentative essays are due tomorrow at the end of the day (please be aware that grades close next Wednesday)