Unit 8 - Information and Argument

Kianna Summers essay -

Persuasive Essay Links - Click to launch the article for your topic.

Pro – Con Links:
1. Click on the "At Issue" link for your topic.
2. View the video clip and select 2 articles from each view to read.
3. Determine your claim. Which side do you favor?
4. Use the selected articles to identify support for your claim. Why do you favor the side that you do?

Homework: Should homework be eliminated?
At Issue: Homework
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Paying Students for Grades: Should students be paid for good grades?
At Issue: Paying for Grades
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School Uniforms: Should students be required to wear school uniforms?
At Issue: School Uniforms
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Cell Phones in Schools: Should cell phones be allowed in/used in schools?

At Issue: Cell Phones in School
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Bullying: Are school's anti-bullying techniques successful?
At Issue: Bullying
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Unit 8 Review

Reading Practice Links:

Main Idea:

Fact & Opinion:

Multiple-Meaning Words Practice:

Persuasive Technique Practice:

Grammar Practice Links:
Colon Practice:


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Enrichment 2-24 Practice

Enrichment Directions for 3-24:

Main Ideas & Details Note Sheet:

Main Idea - Pyramid Plunder video:

Supporting Details - "Cigarette Smoking" video: