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  1. Agree or Disagree • Everyone should get his/her birthday off of school. • All sophomores should have to take an English class. • School should begin at 9:00 instead of 8:00. • All students should be required to play a sport. • Students should be able to leave Marian for lunch. • General Tso chicken isn’t as good as it used to be. • Teachers shouldn’t be able to give homework on weekends.

  2. Thesis Statement TAKE A STAND

  3. Topic: • Position statement: • Thesis statement:

  4. Topic: What you’re writing about • Position statement: topic + stance (your opinion or position on the topic) • Thesis statement: topic + stance + reason (overall reason for your belief)

  5. Topic: • Position statement: topic + stance (your opinion or position on the topic) • Thesis statement: topic + stance + reason (overall reason for your belief)

  6. Topic:Homework on weekends

  7. Topic: What you’re writing about • Position statement: topic + stance (your opinion or position on the topic)

  8. Topic:Homework on weekends • Position statement:

  9. Topic: What you’re writing about • Position statement: topic + stance (your opinion or position on the topic) • Thesis statement: topic + stance + reason (overall reason for your belief)

  10. Topic:Homework on weekends • Position statement: • Thesis statement:

  11. Topic: Homework on weekends • Position statement: Teachers should not be allowed to assign homework on weekends. • Thesis statement: Teachers should not be allowed to assignhomework on weekends becausethat time should be for family and leisure.

  12. Topic: What you’re writing about • Position statement: topic + stance (your opinion or position on the topic) • Thesis statement: topic + stance + reason (overall reason for your belief)

  13. REASONS • With a partner, brainstorm reasons that SUPPORT the thesis. • Then brainstorm objections to the thesis. THESIS: Teachers should not be allowed to assign homework on weekends because that time should be for family and leisure.

  14. Why shouldn’t teachers be allowed to assign homework on weekends? • Reason 1: • Reason 2: • Reason 3: • Reason 4:

  15. Teachers should be able to assign homework on weekends. • Objection 1: • Objection 2: • Objection 3:

  16. Supporting Details: Pg. 569-570 • Facts • Statistics • Examples • Anecdotes • Quotations • Definitions • Reasons • Comparisons

  17. Reason 1: • Supporting details:

  18. Reason 2: • Supporting details:

  19. Reason 3: • Supporting details:

  20. Objection: • Counterargument 1: • Counterargument 2: