Posted: November 18, 2012
We have been working on our first persuasive writing piece this year. In response to the mentor text, "Turn Off the Phone (and the Tension)", students are asked to consider the following question: Do you feel that the amount of time you spend using electronic devices is an effective way to spend your time. Why or why not? The students will be responding to this question in a five paragraph essay. We are currently in the prewriting stage of the writing process. Students used t-charts to assess both sides of the issue and are now using a position/support web to map out their essays.