saveearth Mrs. VanMetre & Mrs. Hack
Grayson County Middle School mhack@grayson.k12.ky.us
 
Welcome team five students: this assignment will fulfill requirements for both language arts and science for the next few weeks.  In addition, this project will generate a portfolio piece.  GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY HUNTING!


ASSIGNMENT: Choose an important issue that you have a strong opinion about, research to gather and organize supporting details, then choose one of the following formats to write a persuasive essay:

FORMAT #1
1. Attention-Grabber:
2. Thesis Statement:
3. Problems that are related to the issue (at least three):
4. Causes of the problems mentioned in number three:
5. Effects of the problems on people or animals:
6. Possible solutions to the problems:
7. What students can do to help solve the problems:
8. Strong Conclusion:
9.  Avoid plagiarism—cite your sources:

FORMAT #2
1. Attention-Grabber:
2. Statement of Opinion:
3. Reason #1 for opinion:
4. Supporting details for reason #1:
a.
b.
c.
5. Reason #2 for opinion:
6. Supporting details for reason #2:
a.
b.
c.
7. Reason #3 for opinion:
8. Supporting details for reason #3:
a.
b.
c.
9. Strong conclusion (restatement of opinion and perhaps a call to action):
10.  Avoid plagiarism—cite your sources:
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