Language Objective: I will evaluate sample argument papers against a rubric and synthesize my own argument topic.
1. Bell Work: Read your Quarter 2 book for 15 minutes.
2. Reading Journal:
Let’s look at internal consistency!
Do the separate parts of the story contribute to the whole?
Does the author play by the rules he/she creates?
3. Daily Dose of Grammar:
Change the bullet points to make sure they are parallel, that is, in this case, all start with a verb.
For Aardvark, a vacation involves
- attending lectures
- many trips to famous destinations
4. View Argument Paper Assignment and Schedule
5. Argument Structure presentation
6. Read through one of the following sample argument papers:
- Regulate Use of Cell Phones
- Online Monitoring: A Threat to Employee Privacy in a Wired Workplace
- Performance Enhancement through Biotechnology Has No Place in Sports
- School Choice: An Unwise Option
- Single Parents Struggle
7. Jigsaw discussion: each group will briefly talk about their paper's particular strengths and weaknesses and make suggestions on how to improve it. Make sure you are using the rubric as a basis for your comments.
8. Generate your argument topic and claim. Keep in mind that your claim has to include both the topic you chose AND your position on this topic.
9. Begin researching your topic.
10. Exit Ticket:
List one counter-argument someone could make to counter your claim.
What makes this counter-argument valid?
How are you going to refute it?
- Reading Journal and Grammar
- Argument Paper Evaluation
- Argument topic, claim, and beginning of research