Learning Intention / Overview
These opening two days of this potential argumentative unit will provide students with a way to effectively take notes and research their own opinions about cell phone use in the classroom. Students will also be able to explore relevant literature that provides support that correlates with their opinion. These instructions guide students to creating a unique folder graphic organizer that provides storage space for them to uniquely store details appropriate for their introduction, body paragraphs, and conclusion. This unique method of brainstorming saves time writing down all the research and allows students to group their findings as they collect it. This is a concrete way to provide needed organization for students that may struggle with using their research once it is collected.
Methods / Teaching Strategies
The Writing Process (brainstorming)
How do i feel about cell phones in the classroom?
How can I develop my opinion with relevant details?
What is a counterclaim?
Video about the potential use of a cell phone in the classroom