Presentation on theme: "Story (let your reader experience the topic) Startling statistic Quote by a famous person Thought-provoking question NEW: Acknowledge the opposing position."— Presentation transcript:
Story (let your reader experience the topic) Startling statistic Quote by a famous person Thought-provoking question NEW: Acknowledge the opposing position + thesis statement
Imagine standing in a sea of khaki and white, desperate to find your friend. It’s your first day of high school and you’re lost, unable to distinguish one drone from the rest. This is what the hallways would be like if supporters of school uniforms get their way. They say uniforms decrease school violence and bridges the class divide, but they bring about more cons than pros. Therefore, schools should not have school uniforms because they prevent creativity, they are expensive, and they limit individuality.
Take a moment to start an introduction for your essay on Chris McCandless. Begin with SSQQ Acknowledge the opposing position. Transition to your thesis! YOUR TURN!
CONCLUSIONS Remind your reader of your claims (do so in new words) Think critically: Why is your position important to consider? What are the implications of not taking your position? Leave your reader with a thought-provoking question, give them a preview of what things will be like if your position is adopted, or provide them with a call to action.
THOUGHT-PROVOKING QUESTION School uniforms would be detrimental to student individuality and creativity, and they would put an unnecessary burden on families with smaller incomes. Is it a school’s job to make everyone a robot who looks and acts the way school officials think they should, or should we be encouraging students to embrace their strengths and uniqueness?
THINK CRITICALLY School uniforms would be detrimental to student individuality and creativity, and they would put an unnecessary burden on families with smaller incomes. If we choose school uniforms, we are suggesting that schools should be factories where every students must be put in a mold and cast out to go to college. These uniforms imply that there is only one way to be a student, one way to be successful in school, in an era where educators are taught to appeal to students’ unique strengths and get them college or career ready— whichever path they choose.
CALL TO ACTION School uniforms would be detrimental to student individuality and creativity, and they would put an unnecessary burden on families with smaller incomes. We need to say no to school uniforms and, instead, promote an atmosphere of sensitivity to students’ unique strengths and weaknesses. We must make sure school is a place where every student can be themselves and find success!
YOUR TURN! Take a moment to compose a conclusion for your McCandless essay. Be sure to start by revisiting your claims (in new & different words), then finish by” Asking a thought-provoking question or two Sharing the implications of agreeing with the opposing position Leaving your reader with a call to action
INTRODUCTION BODY PARAGRAPH #1 BODY PARAGRAPH #2 BODY PARAGRAPH #3 CONCLUSION
Your consent to our cookies if you continue to use this website.