January 14, 2014

Argumentation Writing

In Language Arts, we are working on an argumentative research paper.  Students will be taking a side on the issue of Violence in the Media and whether or not violence in music, video games, and movies/TV causes violent behavior.  After wading through the research to see what both sides have to say, students will state their claim and support their argument with clear reasons and relevant evidence.  Students have had years of practice verbally expressing themselves in an argumentative manner, they are now refining those skills and putting them to use in a more productive, academic endeavor.