Students worked on editing their essays to create a final draft, using a checklist to guide them. They also typed their final drafts using their Chromebooks.
Students worked on creating outstanding openings and closings for their argumentative essays.
Students looked over their argumentative essays to determine if the tone they used was appropriate. If they decided they needed a stronger tone, they made notes about how and where to make changes. They also checked to see that the entire essay was focused on their claim.
Today students thought about the reasons and evidence they have to support their claims. Students organized that information in a strategic manner to build a strong argumentative voice in their essays.
Students worked on writing a counterclaim to their claim, and including a strong rebuttal to the counterclaim they acknowledged.
Students completed a flash draft of the argumentative essay they will work on for the final product of this unit.
Students finished up their final draft of their chocolate milk essay, either arguing that it should be served in schools or not. Next, students have been working on collecting arguments, evidence and their thoughts for their upcoming debates.
Today students met with their writing partners to discuss how they could improve their flash drafts about chocolate milk. After the meetings, students started redrafting their essays.
Students wrote a friendly letter. This focus of this assignment was the structure of a friendly letter, careful editing (grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, paragraphs, indenting, etc.).
Students completed an argument essay which will be used to inform our teaching of the upcoming Argument Essay unit.
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