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  • 1. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 2/14/14 7th Grade Language Arts Assignments: -25 Questions (M) Agenda: -Reading Response (M) 1. Independent Reading -Thesis Statements (W) 2. Choosing a topic 3. Narrowing your topic 4. 25 questions 1
  • 2. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Selecting a topic Too General: Ants Still too General: Fire Ants Still too General: The evolution of fire ants Just Right: The invasion of fire ants in the U.S. Too Limited: What to do if you are stung by a fire ant Too Limited: What a fire ant looks like 2
  • 3. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 1. a. The population of the U.S. b. Information from the latest U.S. census c. Some problems in collecting accurate information in the latest U.S. census d. The number of people of Vietnamese origin living in San Francisco, according to the latest census 3
  • 4. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 2. a. Symbolism in Robert Frost's "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" and Mending Wall" b. Robert Frost's poetry c. Symbolism contemporary American poetry d. The origin of the word wall 4
  • 5. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 3. a. History of and current requirements for physical education classes in local schools b. Overweight Americans c. Too much TV d. Health benefits of sports and other forms of exercise 5
  • 6. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Identify the topics that are neither too general nor too limited 4. a. U.S. presidential elections b. Pros and cons of paid political advertisements c. How the U.S. presidential candidates are chosen d. Problems with various types of voting machines 6
  • 7. 2­14­14.notebook Legalizing of Marijuana • legal for medicinal purposes • better for you than cigarettes School lunch program • Should schools serve frenchfries and fried potato products? • fast food options like McDonalds or Taco Bell? • open lunch programs February 15, 2014 Smoking in public • allowed at parks an other outdoor public venues • certain distance from public entrances Genetically modified food • restaurants allowed to sell genetically modified chickens under the name "chicken" • Food labels 7
  • 8. 2­14­14.notebook February 15, 2014 Euthanasia • people with a terminal illness have the right to doctor assisted suicide Abortion • continue to be legal? • legal in the case of rape and incest? Others: • Should school athletes/professional athletes have to take drug tests? • Should scientists be allowed to test products intended for human use on animals? 8
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