Reflection: Accountability Persuasive Essay Two - Section 2: Persuasive Essay 2


While every student initially settled down to work, I noticed that one student became stuck after twenty minutes. I approached to offer my help but heard only, "I'm just thinking." Oh boy. I've heard that before.

"What are you thinking right now?"

Nothing. Okay, regroup.

"Well, let's see what you have done." As it turned out, he was stuck on how to move into the next paragraph. I offered a suggestion and moved on once he began typing.

A second student was also stuck. I stopped by once to offer assistance, but my stop was enough to prompt work--until I turned my back. Magically, the computer came unplugged. Yep. Time to write on paper--that's how it works in my class. You try to blame the tools? You get new tools.

  Accountability: Excuses
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Persuasive Essay Two

Unit 1: Persuasive Writing
Lesson 9 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to write using details specially selected for audience by drafting from a reviewed outline.

Big Idea: Logos, ethos, pathos--do they match the audience? Write using best choice details.

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