Continue developing argumentative essay.
Students will make connections between and among the information that both supports and refutes their position or claim.
Students will place their ideas and information into a graphic organizer.
Continue working with practice essay.
Students will complete task #2, reading an article arguing the need for choice when it comes to bottled water.
Students will cite evidence from the text that supports the argument.
Review figurative language: metaphor, simile, and personification.
Students will interpret the meaning of given examples.
CCR - "A Brilliant Blunder", the story of Charles Goodyear.
Students will watch an introductory video, read and discuss the selection, and will then respond to close and critical prompts such as determining main idea, making inferences, and identifying author's purpose.
Students will respond to Tuesday's article.
They will locate evidence in the article that supports the argument.
Watch "CNN: Most Bottle Water is Tap Bottle Water".
Students will brainstorm positive and negative impacts of using bottled water.
Read and discuss "Goodbye Bottle Water?"
Do "Water Stats and Facts" to provide students with background knowledge for practice argumentative essay.
Hand out and read bottled water brochure together.
Discuss use of bottled water.
Students will complete a fill-in exercise.
Review figurative language.
Students will create examples of metaphor, simile, and personification.
Introduce an argumentative writing topic of bottled water vs. tap water. Brainstorm pros and cons.
Students will read and discuss a brochure on bottled water and will complete cloze activity.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.