For the next two weeks, students will explore 5 major news stories from various points of view. Then, rite a researched, conclusive editorial explaining their own opinions about 1 of the 5 topics.
a. Quotations OR Imagery/Movie Opening OR Shocking Statement
2. Thesis (your opinion in 1 sentence)
3. Major facts about the case (chronological play-by-play)
4. Your opinion
a. Attack your opponents
b. Raise questions to help readers think more deeply about the issue.
c. Explain causes and/or effects of the situation.
d. Relate the story to your personal life.
a. Related to the beginning
b. Memorable statement
Passionately persuade us to agree with your opinion. Typed version due Friday. 500-700
words. Typed double-spaced. 12 font. Times or Arial.3 vocabulary words. 3 cited references (EXAMPLE: According to a March 17th Fox News article, Kony 2012 has been viewed 100 million times.)
Explain and evaluate the argument in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Gather relevant information from print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Develop claims, supplying evidence while pointing out the strengths and limitations
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