This lesson is directly connected to the previous day's lesson. Students continued to present their counterclaim paragraphs.
Here is one Student Work Sample: Counterclaim, Stricter Gun Laws, that a student chose to share in front of the class. The class participated in giving him feedback. It also helped for him to read his paragraph out loud, because he was then able to catch some mistakes on his own, that he had previously missed.
Here is another Student Sample: Electric Car Counterclaim.
By this day, I've submitted feedback to all of my students and they're now ready to finish typing. Before they begin, I pass out a, Final Argument Checklist, and I'll also put it on the Promethean Board. Students can use this as a final checklist before they submit their final drafts.
They should include their counterclaim paragraphs, as well as a brief conclusion to wrap up their thoughts. Some people asked if they use their counterclaim paragraphs as conclusions. I said this might work.
This is the kids last day to work on their arguments.
Here are two great samples of student work:
In this video, I talk through superb student argument sample.
Student Sample: Fast Food Final Argument Essay (printed copy of sample featured above)
Whenever possible, I like to include silent, independent reading. During this time, I actively monitor their reading progress by checking their out-of-class reading logs and engaging in reading conferences that cover a variety of topics.
To find ways to enact this section, please see my strategy folder.