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Targets for Today:
Today: I can select information from reliable sources that will help me write a convincing argument. I can cite that source when I use information from it in my own writing.
Beginning today: I can write an effective argument essay.
You DO NOT need your composition book today.
1. Finish A Long Walk to Water or finish it next time. If you haven't finished your packet, complete it. Then go ahead and finish reading the book.
Study Packet for A Long Walk to Water.docx
If you are done, pick up the two page packet for the letter/essay, and read through it.
You've thought about charity, and you've read about problems that children in Africa have experienced (and are still experiencing). You have become a sort of expert. Now you are going to increase that expertise and then write an argument essay, convincing your readers to help solve the water problem in Sudan.
2. Computer lab to do research for writing an argument essay,
Your purpose will be to convince others to donate to Water for South Sudan.
You may write
Strong Key Words
You will use and cite the information available on http://www.waterforsouthsudan.org/
Write a complete essay with
Introduction (and a great hook),
at the end of the introduction an effective claim (thesis),
two to three body paragraphs, (Cite at least two pieces of evidence, etc. from the site you have been given to use),
plus a paragraph addressing a counterclaim,
plus a concluding paragraph.
Log into MyAccess with your
2. Take notes -- collect information.
3. Begin Writing
Getting into MyAccess:
Username: Your Skyward Login
Password: Your Student Number
Argument Letter -- Support Water for South Sudan
Images for A Long Walk to Water
If You Were Absent:
Here is the handout for the MyAccess project: Argument Sudan Fundraising.docx