Freshmen: Learning About the Research Topic

This week, the freshmen in Room G17 will focus on learning the background of their research question and multiple perspectives of this topic. Last week for homework, students located a number of sources, and this week they will read their sources, studying both the context (SOAPSTone) and the argument (CER).

Using last week’s Romeo and Juliet quiz, we will consider strengths of a quality argument, focusing on strong reasons and relevant and sufficient evidence. We will also review tone, developing tone vocabulary with a mini-lesson.

For homework, students should work on studying their sources and reading for readers workshop.