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WARM UP & REMINDERS Today youll be taking your common assessment and turning your expository essays into persuasive essays. Grab a computer and get logged on. Then set it aside. You can place it on the floor or at an empty desk, but it needs to be off of your desk. Make sure you have a writing utensil read to go. Slide 2 COMMON ASSESSMENT Remember, this is worth 30% of your six weeks grade. Read carefully. Mark your story using shared inquiry and FIDDS! I guarantee if you annotate, it will help your score. If you finish before time is up, find your essay on google docs and read my comments. Start correcting grammar and spelling. Sign on to the cloud Find google drive Then click on Shared with me and find your essay. Also, you may want to go to turnitin.com and get an account. Its free. Join my class: The class ID is: 10752166 The password is: ilovebooks Slide 3 THE PERSUASIVE ESSAY Introduction to the Robotman Structure Slide 4 EDITORIAL WRITING PART ONE: WHAT IS A PERSUASIVE ESSAY? An essay that states your position (stance) on a particular issue and supports your opinion with logical reasons and evidence. Slide 5 PERSUASIVE WRITING USING THE ROBOT MAN STRUCTURE By Jeanne Acton, UIL and ILPC Journalism Director Slide 6 SAMPLE EDITORIAL THAT USES THE ROBOT MAN STRUCTURE The head of the essay For example: Starting in January, students who are tardy to class will go directly to the In-School Suspension room for that entire class period and write an essay about why they were tardy. (Hint: Sometimes the best way to do this is just to put the think about part of the prompt in your own words.) By Jeanne Acton, UIL and ILPC Journalism Director Intro: Present both sides of the problem or situation. Slide 7 THE NECK OF YOUR EDITORIAL For example: This policy is unfair and is in direct opposition to what school is about learning. What is your opinion? Slide 8 THE BODY OF YOUR EDITORIAL Give three reasons why you are taking your stand. 1) Missing an entire class because of a 30-second tardy is not beneficial for students or the school. 2) Students out of class means more work for the teachers. 3) The ISS room is too small to hold a large number of students. Slide 9 THE ARMS OF THE EDITORIAL Support your arguments with evidence and examples. Missing an entire class because of a 30-second tardy is not beneficial for students. School is supposed to be about learning. Sitting in the ISS room writing an inane essay about why you are tardy is not learning. Plus the school could be hurt when students miss valuable class time and TAKS scores drop. Slide 10 THE OTHER ARM OF THE EDITORIAL (OR A LEG DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DO IT) Opposing viewpoints are rebutted. You shut down the opposition. The administration says the new policy will give students the added incentive to get to class on time. Getting out of class is an incentive for many students especially on test day. Tardies may very well increase with this new policy. Slide 11 THE OTHER LEG OF THE EDITORIAL The principal needs to change this new policy. Slide 12 NOW, ITS TIME TO REVISE! Go to turnitin.com and sign up for an account. You can use either your personal or AISD email account. The class ID is: 10752166 The password is: ilovebooks Youre going to correct your paper either using google docs or Microsoft Word, but then you need to use turnitin to hand it in to me. Slide 13

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