Time to get started on those research paper rough drafts! Remember what I told you, you should be pacing at about 1-1.5 paragraphs a day to get your rough draft of your research paper done by Friday, when it is due! Use your outline to help guide you.
Here is the schedule of what you should be writing each day:
Tuesday: Background Paragraph 1 and 2
Wednesday: Solutions Paragraph 1
Thursday: Solutions Paragraph 2
Friday: Counter Claim Paragraph
Please remember that I WILL BE CHECKING THIS WRITNG ON MONDAY! This is 50 POINTS worth of work, which as you know in this class is a lot!
Also remember that this is a lot of work time in class and that you should use your time wisely. No phones. No games. No distractions. Try your hardest to focus and get this done!
1. Free Write (20 Minutes): You know the drill - create a page in your free write tab with today's date as the title. Write 2 paragraphs about ANYTHING you want. Need ideas? Tell me about your spring break, or, tell me what you're looking forward to in Semester 2.
2. Mass Shootings - What I know: Create a page in your "Research Paper" tab of OneNote and entitle it "Mass Shootings - What I know." In the tab, I want you to write down as much as you know about mass shootings. Your writing should answer the following questions:
What is a Mass Shooting?
What mass shootings have you heard most about?
How do you feel about mass shootings?
Why do you think people commit these acts?
What do you think we should do about them as a society?
Most of the questions are opinion question so everyone should be able to write things!
3. Read and Annotate: In the content library, there is an article entitled: "What Makes A "Mass Shooting" in America." Copy this article to your "Research Paper" tab and read it. Once you've read it, go back through it an highlight/annotate any information that helps you to define what a mass shooting is. Once you complete that, at the bottom of the article, write three questions that you still have after reading the article? These questions can include things you just want to know more about.
In this section, you will find our daily work. I will outline what we will be going over, link documents when possible, and list our any homework. If you are absent minded, a concerned parent, or absent, you should check this page regularly.