WHAT WE DID: 3/14

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • TURN IN HRL
    • WORK IN SMALL GROUPS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
    • OR, CONTINUE REVISING/EDITING ERWC ESSAY
    • HOMEWORK
      • SECOND DRAFT DUE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15TH
      • AoW ANSWERS DUE FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • WORK IN SMALL GROUPS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FOR ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
      • HOMEWORK
         

        ARTICLE OF THE WEEK QUESTIONS – DUE FRIDAY

        Flip the script: Cursive sees revival in school instruction 

        by Karen Matthews Associated Press March 08, 2017

        DIRECTIONS: On a separate sheet of paper, write your answers using complete sentences.

        1. What is the author’s purpose? PIE? Cite evidence to support your answer.
        2. What is the thesis of this article? In one sentence, using your own words, write the thesis.
        3. Approximately how long have students not been using cursive writing? Cite evidence.
        4. What are three reasons people think cursive is important to learn? Cite textual evidence.
        5. What reasons do opponents of cursive writing give? Cite two pieces of evidence.
        6. What is one factor that led to the decline of cursive writing instruction? Cite evidence.
        7. Explain what led NY state Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis to go to city education officials? Cite textual evidence to explain.
        8. Based on what you read, do you think cursive writing should or should not be taught in schools? Provide at least two pieces of evidence to support your position.
        9. In your own words, summarize this article. Your audience has not read the article.
        10. Do you know how to read and write in cursive? How do you personally feel about knowing/not knowing how to read and write in cursive? Is it a necessary or important skill? Why? Write a 6 to 10 sentence paragraph addressing your opinion of knowing how to read and write in cursive.

MARCH 14TH IS NATIONAL PI DAY – 3.14 (GET IT?)

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