Students will continue the routine of their weekly self-generative writing.
Students will access Scholastic Scope Magazine online with a code provided on Canvas.
Students will read the argumentative article "Should balloons be banned?"
Students will take a short reading comprehension check to ensure understanding.
Students will develop a claim statement with one reason to express their opinion.
Estimated Time: 30 Minutes
Students will download this week's journal document if they have not already done so and will continue to keep a journal of this unprecedented time in their lives. They should write for 8 minutes each day about their experiences.
Students will review their understanding of argumentative writing by reading and comprehending an argumentative article. Students can, and should, take this quiz until they reach 100% proficiency.
Students will develop their own claim statement with one reason for a closure activity.
3 Quick Things to Know:
- Writers observe the world around them and their experience living in it to generate their own writing.
- Reading closely and deeply for understanding is a life skill.
- It is important to understand the multiple sides of an issue in order to make an informed opinion.
- Watch the START HERE Screencast.
- Complete 8 minutes of journal writing.
- Access the Scholastic Scope article. https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/2016-17/030117/Should-Balloons-Be-Banned.html
- Read the article.
- Take the reading quiz.
- Complete the closure activity.
GO TO YOUR CLASS'S CANVAS PAGE: Begin with START HERE and work your way through the entire module through the LAST Closure activity.