End Mining Now!
Lesson 7 of 7
Objective: SWBAT respond to an argument against mining using evidence.
I began this writing assignment by read through the directions in End Mining Now! (use without organizer) to my class to make sure they understood the prompt and the way the assignment was formatted.
I gave my students some time to gather evidence about claim they identified. I told them they could begin with the websites I listed on the prompt, but they could use any other trusted resource. Some used their presentations, and many chose to search for their own resources.
After finding evidence to support or refute each of the three claims, I would have my students turn the prompt into an effective beginning sentence, and restate their central idea as an ending sentence on the organizer before drafting.
I give my students the rubric I will use to assess their work so they know what they are working towards, and try to keep the rubrics as consistent from assignment to assignment as I can.