Happy Friday everyone! We are quickly wrapping up our unit about the connection between physical systems of earth and human systems. Your op-ed's are looking great. Be sure to complete them by Tuesday and submit to Canvas!
- I can demonstrate an understanding of the connection between physical and human systems.
- I can explain connections between events, issues, problems, and concepts.
- I can communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- I can write an introduction and conclusion to my rough draft that supports my thesis about the connection between physical systems and human systems.
- RAP: To open class, we reviewed student examples of introductions and conclusions that students can use to guide their own writing. Unfortunately I do not have an electronic version of the examples to hand out, but they are available in class. Students examined these examples and identified elements that they would like to use in their own writing.
- Main Stage: For the majority of class, students worked on their rough drafts of their op-ed assignments, adding introductions and conclusions and refining their thesis statements. Some students reviewed one another's work, while others gathered additional evidence for their essays. I circulated around the room, checking in with students individually to guide their progress and provide feedback.
- Closing: I asked students to write exit tickets to share their current thesis statement as well as provide feedback about their writing process. Crafting thesis statements grounded in evidence is a skill we will return to in a few short weeks with our historical investigation projects, so it is important that students take advantage of this practice!