Persuasive writing schedule:
December 20th- students were given topics and instructions on how to brainstorm the chosen topic. Then they were given class time to begin completing these steps, and were instructed to come back to school after the break with the brainstorming finished.
January 8th- students were given instruction on how to write an introductory paragraph, and then class time was given to write an introduction. If not completed by the end of class, this should be finished for homework.
January 9th- students were given instruction on how to write body paragraphs, and were given class time to do so.
January 10th- students were given time to complete their body paragraphs. If not finished, this should be done for homework.
January 11th- students were given instruction on how to write a conclusion, and then class time to write their own. If not finished, this should be completed for homework, as all essays (in draft copy format) should be completed before Monday's class.
Today, Monday, January 14th- All students should now be completely finished writing the draft copy of their persuasive essays. Today in class, time was given for peer editing. There will be no more class time given after today, as the class needs to move on to preparation for the ELPA, which will be written next week.
ALL ESSAYS ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON JANUARY 17th, whether students are in class that day or not. After this point, the deduction will be 10% per day.