19. editing, opinion paragraphs, opinion transitions, opinion writing

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19. editing, opinion paragraphs, opinion transitions, opinion writing

  1. 1. Writing 1 IECP Summer 2013 Nikki Mattson
  2. 2. Would you rather… • Have to sleep/rest only 3 hours every night? • OR • Have to sleep/rest 15 hours every night?
  3. 3. HW • Collect Art paragraphs
  4. 4. Agenda • Computer Lab – Editing Timed Writing • Introduction to opinion paragraph • Opinion transitions • Opinion brainstorming and outlining
  5. 5. Computer Lab • Edit timed reason paragraph • Editing Log for reason paragraph • Comment on other writings
  6. 6. Introduction to Opinion Paragraphs • Pg. 150 –read and discuss
  7. 7. Transition Signals • Pg. 152 – write on the board
  8. 8. Brainstorm • Topic 1 Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Television has negatively affected communication between friends and family. Team 1 -Think of 3 reasons television has improved communication between friends and family. Team 2 –Think of 3 reasons that television has negatively affected communication.
  9. 9. Topic 2 Some people prefer to live in a small town. Others prefer to live in a big city. Which place would you prefer to live in? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. Team 1 – Think of 3 reasons why it is better to live in a small town. Team 2 – Think of 3 reasons why it is better to live in a big city.
  10. 10. Topic 3 Some people prefer to eat at food stands or restaurants. Other people prefer to prepare and eat food at home. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Team 1 – Think of 3 reasons that it is better to eat at food stands or restaurants. Team 2 – Think of 3 reasons that it is better to prepare and eat food at home.
  11. 11. Topic 4 In some countries, teenagers have jobs while they are still students. Do you think this is a good idea? Support your opinion by using specific reasons and details. Team 1 – Think of 3 reasons that it is a good idea for teenagers to have jobs while they are students. Team 2 – Think of 3 reasons that it is NOT a good idea for teenagers to have jobs while they are students.
  12. 12. Preparing to Write • Choose 1 topic that you would like to write about. • Create outlines
  13. 13. HW • Print and post opinion paragraphs

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