3/9 – 3/10/17 Writing Practice


  • Do Now
  • Good News
  • Vocabulary Quiz
  • Creating Arguments Advice
  • Argument Writing Practice
  • Wrap Up

I Can:

  • Construct an argument to explain why a changing economy and westward movement shaped the United States


  • Reminder: Read page 308-315; answer questions 1-6 on page 315 Due Wednesday

Day in Review:

We started class on Thursday with a vocabulary builder exercise and review of the homework. Following that the idea of constructing an academic argument was introduced, advice was discussed pointing out common mistakes and misconceptions, and suggestions  were provided for how to create a claim, providing evidence and reasoning as well as presenting counterpoints. Students were then given a series of questions that students were researched and constructed an argument to answer the questions.

On Friday we completed our vocabulary quiz, and then continued working on the argument assignment.

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