Writing Folder • 7th 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 • 6th grade work
Step 1:Make a Pro / Con List period B • Pro • Maintain health • Less diseases • Team spirit is positive • Kids in sports perform better academically Could lead to college scholarships • Lowers stress • Less likely to be a criminal • Leads to positive behavior • Well rounded (Gives leadership, Gives self esteem, Better social skills • Teaches time management / completing tasks • Con • Rising injury • Expensive • Loose focus on academics • Less time for hw
Prompt: Should Your School Keep Sports? (period b) • Thesis - Sports should be part of every school. • TS Reason 1 – Participating in school sports creates a well rounded student. (Social development) • TS Reason 2 – Sports helps supervise students after school. • TS Reason 3 – By getting active in school sports, students build healthier bodies.
Opposition (period B) • TS: However, some people may argue that sports should not be part of school. • CD: They think sports cause too many injuries, which leads to more money wasted. • CM Proper equipment can be used to prevent injuries. • CM There are many good coaches that teach students how to play safe. • CS School should have sports.
Reason 1: social benefits • CDs • Develop leadership and team buildind skills • Good behavior/self discipline • Experience supportive relationships with adults and peers • Learn to define goal determine step • Interpersonal skils • Social circles • CMs • Leader • Disciplined • sportsmanship Period B
Reason 1 • TS: First, participating in school sports creates a well-rounded student. • CD: Studies show that children that participate in sports show good behavior. (Scope) • CD: Katherine Bradley, PhD in Education, says that, “participants in middle school sports teams can develop interpersonal and leadership skills and increase their social circles.” (world news home) • CM: This is important because students need experience and social opportunities like sports to be successful in life. • CS: Clearly, school sports motivate students to be a better person.
Period B Shaping Sheet Reason 2 • TS: Next, sports help supervise students after school. • CD: For example, the coaches that provide wisdom and encouragement can be good role models. (pamf.org) • CD According to “What you should know about Sports and Afterschool hours”, the number of children who are unsupervised in the afternoon has risen to 15.1 million or 26% of all children.” (www.up2us.org) • CM: This shows there is a need to keep children safe and out of trouble in these hours in which students can make wrong choices. • CS: By participating in after-school sports, students are watched over and kept busy.
Period B Shaping Sheet Reason 3 • TS: Lastly, by getting active in school sports, students build healthier bodies. • CD: According to research, kids who participate in sports build muscle and bones and build resistance to disease. (www.cdc.org) • CD: Tim O’Shei stated in his article, “No, Sports are More Important Than Ever” that sports help to relieve stress that interferes with sleep and concentration. (O’Shei p.12) • CM: Students need this fun activity to stay fit, and sports will even help students do better in school. • CS: Furthermore, these health benefits are an important reason to keep sports in schools.
Persuasive Words • in my opinion • I believe • everyone knows • I strongly believe • advantages • some people say • I (strongly) think • research has shown • sources have shown • urgent • critical • furthermore • Personaly • clearly • truly
Introduction • Sentence 1: Over the years school age children have enjoyed the opportunity to participate in school sports. • Sentence 2: In today’s world it is more important than ever to build character, keep busy, and get healthy. • Sentence 3: Schools should offer after-school sports for all students. • Sentence 1: Gives a big sentence about the topic. • Sentence 2: Says more about the idea. • Sentence 3: This is your Thesis
Conclusion • Sentence 1: I want to persuade my reader that schools should have sports programs. • Sentence 2: It is clear that sports build character, keep children busy, and get them in good physical shape. • Sentence 3: Schools should offer after-school sports for all students to lead a more full-filled life.
http://sportsinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Sports-and-Afterschool-hours.pdfhttp://sportsinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Sports-and-Afterschool-hours.pdf • http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2014/01/physical_education_requirement.html • http://articles.latimes.com/print/1995-06-07/local/me-10490_1_physical-education-math-and-science-early-school
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 1st 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.