Hi Class! Our first blog writing activity of the year is on the topic of voter turnout. The goals in the activity are to write a persuasive paragraph containing a BIG IDEA, several supporting details, and a strong conclusion. Here are your choices:
- The voting age will be lowered to 14 to increase the amount of potential voters.
- Eligible voters who do not cast a ballot will be fined or imprisoned.
- All voting will be done online.
Your initial steps are to choose one of the three topics, then post a strong opening sentence containing your BIG IDEA. This sentence clearly states a position on the issue and gives the main reason in support of your stance.
Post your sentence and wait for feedback. Once Mr. Bell has replied, begin crafting your entire paragraph. In all, there will be at least five great sentences in this activity (big idea, supporting detail 1, 2, 3, and a conclusion).
Your opening sentence is due before you leave the computer lab today. Once you have posted your sentence and are waiting, use the remaining time to complete the ‘Examine the Options‘ activity.