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Writing Folder 7 th grade Title Sheet Terminology Notes Response to Lit Divider Sheet Response to Lit Notes Concrete Details Notes Rikki-Tikki / Diego “To Sleep Under the Stars” “Both Sides of the Fence” Persuasive Divider Sheet Persuasive Notes 6 th grade work
Prompt: Should your school keep sports? (period E) Thesis – Sports should be a part of school. Reason 1 – Sports promotes healthy bodies by keeping students active. Reason 2 – Sports encourage social skills. Reason 3 – Participation in sports keeps students supervised.
Opposition (period E) TS - However, some people may argue that sports should not be part of school. CD - They might say sports are too dangerous and cause unnecessary injuries. CD In fact, Any injury is mainly due to an accident when athletes do the basic movements improperly or are not taught correctly. Sports help develop muscles for more efficient coordinated use and lower the rate of injuries. If students follow the coach’s instructions, then many injuries would be prevented. CS – Schools should keep sports because a healthier body reduces injuries.
Shaping Sheet Reason 1 TS: First, participation in school sports promote healthy students. CD: According to The Datalys Center of Sports Injury and Research Prevention, students that play sports year-round perform better in fitness tests. (www. ) CD: The Stress Management Society claims that playing in sports depletes stress hormones and releases mood enhancing chemicals. (www.stress.org) CM: A student will gain stronger muscles and reduce risks of disease while creating less stress to better concentrate on school work and studies. CS: School sports support and maintain a fit, physically strong body and mind. Period E
Shaping Sheet Reason 2 TS: Next, sports encourage social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, leadership, responsibility, and sportsmanship. CD: Investigators at Queens University determined in a new study that sports help children hone their social and participation skills. (www.news.softpedia.com) CD: In addition to improving social skills, joining groups such as sports teams can teach kids how to work together to do their best and become caring individuals. (teenhealth.com) CM: Students that participate tend to have higher self esteem and less anxiety than students that do not participate in sports. CS: School sports creates a better person. Just as John Wooden, UCLA head basketball coach said, “sports do not build character they reveal it.” Period E
Shaping Sheet Reason 3 TS: Lastly, Participation in after-school sports keeps students supervised. CD: For example, between 3:00- 6:00 p.m. students are most likely to commit crimes, be victims of crimes, be in an automobile accident, smoke, drink alcohol, and use drugs. (Up2us.org) CD: In a study of juvenile criminology, Los Angeles, students who were involved in an after school program were 30% less likely to be involved in criminal activity than students not in programs. (www.childrenow.org)www.childrenow.org CM: When students are involved in sports, adults make sure their time is well spent. CS: Clearly, students need a structured time in the afternoon to stay active and out of trouble. Period E
Introduction Sentence 1: Gives a big sentence about the topic. Sentence 2: Says more about the idea. Sentence 3: This is your Thesis Sentence 1: Over the years students have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in school sports. Sentence 2: In today’s world students need to stay healthy, improve as a person, and be supervised. Sentence 3: Schools should offer after- school sports for all students.
Conclusion Sentence 1: I want to persuade my reader that schools should have after- school sports. Sentence 2: Sports have many benefits that clearly prove the importance of exercise. Sentence 3: Schools should offer after- school sports for all students to lead a more fulfilling life.
Agenda 5-12-14 Read AR book Write out our 6 paragraph essay in colors. Due tomorrow. Proofread and edit (be prepared to share what you changed).
5-13-14 Please have out your first draft of our Sports essay and all of your planning papers. You will create a packet with the following: –Pro/con list –Hot pink thesis/TS –Opposition, Reason 1,2,3 intro, conclusion t- charts, shaping sheets –First draft in colors.
5-13-14 Choose a topic from one of the SCOPE magazines. Step 1: Read article and create a pro/con list. Step 2: Choose your side. Pick 3! Step 3: Write your thesis sentence and 3 Topic Sentences for each reason.
Agenda 5-13-14 Read AR book Turn in Sports Planning packet and 1 st draft in colors by tomorrow. Start your own essay – Take a Stand. Give me 3! –Write a pro/con list –Write your Thesis sentence and 3 Topic Sentences. –Start research on your topic.