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  1. Complete Class work – Non-fiction Questions (see previous lesson for questions)
  2. Research for Persuasive Essay
    1. In the Literature book, turn to page R21.
      1. What is a claim?
      2. What is the difference between a reason and a piece of evidence?
      3. What is a counterclaim?
    2. Read the article in the right column of the page. In your notes, identify the following parts of the essay:
      1. Claim
      2. Reason
      3. Evidence
      4. Counterclaim
    3. Research Class work
      1. You will be writing an essay on mandatory volunteering. I have created a packet of eight articles which we are using in class. You can also access these articles through EBSCO on your student portal.  The articles are numbered in this order:
        1. B. “Mandatory volunteering: An oxymoron or a valuable lesson.” Christian Science Monitor 26 Apr. 1996: 11. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        2. Camille, Ross. “Volunteering a labour of true love for teens.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        3. Diconsiglio, John. “Volunteer…Or Else!.” Scholastic Update 130.5 (1997): 19. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        4. “Even When It’s Mandatory, Volunteering Is Good For Kids.” Maclean’s 125.35 (2012): 4. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        5. “Giving Freely Or Free Labor?.” Know Your World Extra 40.7 (2007): 8. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        6. Laurie Monsebraaten Toronto, Star. “Teen ‘volunteers’ not all that eager.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        7. “Teens can do it.” Toronto Star (Canada) n.d.: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
        8. Tess Kalinowski Toronto, Star. “Mandatory volunteering doesn’t help, expert says.” Toronto Star (Canada) 10 Nov. 2015: Newspaper Source. Web. 10 Mar. 2016.
      2. For the classwork, complete the following questions for each article:
        1. The claim of the article
        2. Paraphrase at least two pieces of evidence.
        3. Identify the publication source.
      3. For example, the first article’s information should look like this:

Article 1:

  1. Claim: Requiring students to volunteer is controversial, and it may be a better option to connect it with a class.
  2. Evidence:
    1. Boston schools made community service voluntary in 1995.
    2. Students should have more volunteering options, according to John Fischetti, a professor at University of Louisville.
    3. The National Association of Secondary School Principals recommend students should receive class credit for service.
  3. Source: Christian Science Monitor, April 1996


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