Choice Board Writing Reflection

  1.  Post your writing piece or a link to it.
  2. Underneath your piece, on the same blog post, answer the following:
  • I chose this piece because…
  • Something I think I did really well is… for example… (use something specific from your writing piece)
  • Something I think I still need to improve on in my writing is…

Be sure to use the entire prompt in your answers.

All responses should be grade 6 level.

Tween Health Challenge

Raegan and Kennedy-Stress

DJ and Zaylan-Smoking

Braydon-Healthy Eating

Amanda and Brieanne-Depression and Suicide

Ashton and Hunter S.-Concussion

Ethan and Hunter B.- Smoking

Angie-Water Safety

Devin and Colby-Alcohol

Alyssa and Hailey-Diabetes

Jersey and Savannah-Suicide

Tanyan and Ty-Energy Drinks

Nathan and Tallan-HIV and AIDS

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Persuasive Writing

As you already know, we are working on making good believable arguments.  We have already practiced by choosing a rule we would like to change and some reasons as to why we think it should be changed.

Now we are going to move on to the next step of picking a different topic and this time we want to focus on reasons that are not just opinion, but have research to back them up.

You will need to start by picking a topic.  You may use one of the following topics or choose one of your own, remembering you need to pick one that is not just based on personal opinions.

  • Only healthy food should be sold in the canteen.
  • Our city should have a required curfew for children under a certain age.
  • Many people are convinced that violence on TV influences children and teens to be violent in real life.  Do you think that this is true?  Do you think that the violence on TV is responsible for increased violence among today’s youth?
  • Do you think that smoking should be made illegal?  Do you think that no one should be allowed to smoke at all?  Or, do you think the choice of smoking should be up to the individual person?
  • Should physical education remain a required course at your school?
  • There is controversy (argument) going on in the country about requiring seat belts in school buses.  What is your opinion?  Should seat belts be required in all school buses?
  • Vandalism is becoming a problem in today’s society.  Do you think teenagers who vandalize should pay fines or serve mandatory community service to help repair the damage?  Write an essay to convince your reader of your position.
  • Should there be a dress code at your school?
  • Should your school require uniforms?  Convince your reader why or why not uniforms should or should not be required in your school.
  • Children should be allowed to use cell phones in school.
  • Trophy hunting should be allowed or should be banned.

You will need to download the following planning sheet before you start your research:

persuasive-writing-planning-sheet

Make sure you save your planning sheet in your ELA file on the H Drive.

Character Traits

Today we will be considering some character traits for the following characters from our novel Pax:

  • Peter
  • Vola
  • Bristle
  • Pax

For each of the 4 characters from the novel I would like you to choose 3 character traits that you would use to describe that character.  For each trait you choose, you will need to think carefully about evidence from the novel that you can use as proof.

Example:

Peter

Character Trait #1-

My proof from the novel would be:

Character Triat #2-

My proof from the novel would be:

Character Trait #3-

My proof from the novel would be:

You will need to answer using complete sentences, proper punctuation and capital letters.  If you need some examples of possible character traits, you can use the list before.  Remember you do not have to use a trait from this sheet.

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