with Mrs. Drayton
Dutch Fork Elementary
The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I
STICKY NOTES REQUEST
Also, we have begun a new unit of writing: Argumentative/Persuasive Writing. This has been very exciting for us! This unit began with a 50 minute pre-assessment addressing a prompt. It was wonderful to see that your children already have a strong foundation at what makes a piece of writing an opinion. At this point, we have already addressed how to move further to make the piece argumentative. We crafted a Top 10 Topics to Argue list...which is always fun!! From there, we have moved to view commercials. Commercials have proven to be an extremely exciting method of looking at persuasive tactics. We used our analysis of persuasive techniques in commercials to think about how we can also be persuasive as writers. Don't be surprised if you start seeing some persuasive letters coming your way or hear your child making some strong arguments ;-).
Also, your child has been taking his or her own notes. We are coming back together to jot down class notes at the end of the day. Please check your child's SS notebook. If it seems that something is missing feel free to send me an email.
Extra credit opportunities continue throughout the nine weeks. If your child is interested, he or she can email the scores from Brainpop quizzes that connect to our unit of study.