8/31: Bell Work • Bell Work Task: Create an INTERNAL conflict; man versus self. – Example: The teacher overheard her seniors planning to vandalize the cafeteria as a senior prank and had to decide whether or no to report them to administration. • Unit 2 Greek and in Latin is due. Please place it in the middle of your desk (along with any other work you have). • You need your notebook and a pencil (or pen) today.
8/31: What is an editorial? • An opinion piece in the newspaper in which the writer expresses beliefs about an issue. – An editorial often includes a CLAIM (opinion) and facts to support the CLAIM. – The author often also considers COUNTERARGUMENTS, the claims of a person who disagrees with his or her position.
Counterargument Example • Claim: Schools are allowing students to use cell phones in class. because they realize that they cannot provide enough computers in the classroom. • Counterargument: Some students do not have phones, so lack of access to technology continues.
Counterargument example • Claim: students lack the responsibility to drink cans of juice and soda in class; they will spill and create a mess. • Counterargument: students drink juice and soda in the cafeteria and they rarely spill their drinks.
Counterarguments strengthen the claim the author is making! • One way to strengthen your argument and show that you have a deep understanding of the issue you are discussing is to anticipate and address counterarguments or objections.
ELA SSR • Read the editorial “Ship of Fools” on page 24 in your textbook silently until the timer goes off. – If you finish early, raise your hand SILENTLY and I will give you the handout.
Guided Reading Questions • Complete the GUIDED questions. Shortanswer responses must be written in complete sentences. Incorporate the question in your answer. This assignment will go into the WRITING component of your grade! – Example: What is the writer’s claim in lines… – The writer’s claim……… – Do not start the sentence “Her claim” or “She” or “It”…. .