Language Objective: I will read and refute informative texts in a written argument.
- Fill out Quarter 2 Book Sign-up Form
- Read your chosen quarter 2 book for 15 minutes. (If you forgot your quarter 2 book, pick up your Kindle number and read The Book Thief instead.)
- Open up a new GoogleDoc, title it with their full name, period and date and click on “share” to share it with sfloch+4A@granitesd.org, then write for 5 minutes on the question: What is the book you chose about and why did you choose it? What are your expectations for this book?
- After writing, you have 2 minutes to talk about you they have written in your groups. Then, the person with the darkest shoes in the group will share what they have written with the rest of the class.
- Read: "Why We Should Actually Build the Deathstar"
- Find and copy all arguments for and all arguments against building the Deathstar into your Google Doc. You can click on “Table” and “insert table” to make a table to better organize your arguments for and arguments against building the DeathStar.
- For five minutes, think and write on what elements make the argument in this article work? What are the flaws in this article and by extension the argument it makes?
- Write a short essay (3/4 to one page) that refutes the argument made in the article. You may use the arguments given in the article, but you must also include at least two arguments that are your own. You may briefly conduct research to support your argument; cite your sources.
In your GoogleDoc for this period include:
- Reading Journal (answering your bell work question)
- Quick write: strengths and weaknesses of Death Star article
- Argument against building the Death Star (use textual evidence)