argument paragraph unit
persuasive strategies poster
session 5 & 6 links to websites
Debatable Claim: Uniforms should be worn in schools because they decrease the economic and social barriers between students.
Evidence #1 – “President Clinton dismissed critics who say that school uniforms hinder free expression. ‘I think these uniforms do not stamp out individuality among our young people’” he said...’Instead, they slowly teach our young people one of life's most important lessons: that what really counts is what you are and what you become on the inside, rather than what you are wearing on the outside’" (New York Times).
Evidence #2 - Rita White, Principal of Riverwood Elementary in Memphis, Tennessee explains, “I worked in an urban school with a very high poverty level. I had many incidents of arguments or fights because someone was making fun of [a student’s] clothing. More times than not children came to school with the same clothes on several days in a row…Once the uniform policy was in place students began taking more pride in their appearance. It no longer mattered if they were wearing the same clothes because they all looked alike” (Education.com).
add commentary to your plastic bags PARAGRAPH (11-19-28)
•Concluding Sentence (should mirror your claim)
•Fluency. Fluency. Fluency.
1. Re-explain the evidence: WHAT do I need to make sure my reader understands about THIS evidence?
2. Why is THIS evidence IMPORTANT? EX: This DATA is important because it PROVES …
3. Connect it back to your claim – How does THIS evidence prove that your claim is true?
Using the website to the left, write one argument paragraph that follows this format:
Complex Commentary #1
Complex Commentary #2
* Choose a bold subtitle and tweak it into your claim.
Then choose two pieces of evidence under the bold title to support your claim.
Next, write commentary using the commentary anchor chart.
Lastly, write a concluding sentence for you paragraph.
Claim = italics
Evidence #1 = underline
Complex Commentary #1 = bold
Evidence #2 = underline
Complex Commentary #2 = bold
Concluding Sentence = italics
Using pages 62 and 63 as your guide answer the following question.
Should kids be paid to do chores?