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1 Come in and sit down quietly. Warm-up: 1.In your groups, try to fill in the boxes based on the prompt below. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Funding has recently been cut in your school district, and many sports and activities will be eliminated. Task: Write an to the school board convincing them to keep your favorite sport or activity. Explain in your your counter-claim as to why keeping your sport or activity would be best for your district. ituation P URPOSE

2 SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Funding has recently been cut in your school district, and many sports and activities will be eliminated. Task: Write an to the school board convincing them to keep your favorite sport or activity. Explain in your your counter-claim as to why keeping your sport or activity would be best for your district. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task

3 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: As summer approaches, many children make plans to attend various camps during their time off from school every year. There are summer camps for just about every interest, sport or hobby. Do you have a favorite summer camp? Task: Write an essay for the local newspaper in which you argue whether or not you feel that summer camps are beneficial for kids.

4 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Inventions are made to advance our society, but not all inventions ultimately have good effects. Task: Identify one invention that has harmed society and write an argumentative essay with your claim on why we would be better off as a civilization without it.

5 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Parents across the country are concerned that their children spend too much time playing video games. Task: Write a blog for a parenting magazine site expressing your opinion about the time spent playing video games and convincing parents to accept your claim.

6 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Some states have enacted legislation outlawing teachers and students to be Facebook friends. Task: Write a letter in argument for or against this law.

7 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Several school systems in Kentucky are studying an alternative school calendar. This calendar would mean that students would not have the typical three-month summer vacation. Instead, the same number of vacation days would be divided more equally throughout the year. Task: Do you think this alternative calendar would benefit the students of Kentucky? Prepare a speech to the school board, stating whether you agree or disagree with the alternative school calendar. Be sure to include reasons why you feel this way and convince the board to accept your alternate claim.

8 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: A leading doctor has published research claiming all students should be in bed by 9:00 PM in order for them to learn well in school. Your parents are considering doing what the doctor suggests. Task: Write an argumentative essay to your parents explaining your position.

9 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: A nationwide study on the benefits of school sports and extracurricular activities was conducted Task: Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper in which you argue for or against school sports and extracurricular activities.

10 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Your principal is considering outlawing field trips for your school. She has to find a way to decrease the spending and she thinks that field trips are a waste of instructional time and money. Task: Write an to your principal explaining your claim that you agree or disagree with her decision.

11 Warm-up: 1.Divide the box for today into four equal parts for SPAT (see below). 2. S-Situation P-Purpose A-Audience T-Task 3. SPAT the following prompt: Situation: Students in the county schools feel that higher standards being set for students concerning the AR points they are required to earn every nine weeks is unfair. This policy results in additional work and unnecessary pressure. Task: Write a letter to your superintendent arguing for him to change/keep the policy.


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