Reflection: Student Ownership Bats, Friend or Foe. An Argument Writing Activity - Section 5: Class Discussion/Wrap up


Some of my students are reluctant writers, however, with this writing activity, many that usually struggled, soared. I believe that the reason behind this was that they felt that there was a purpose, that someone, other than their teacher, would be reading their work and of course, that the bats needed their help.  I included a sample of a Letter to the editor,  by one of my students that rarely writes more than a paragraph. I think his passion shows through!

  Student Ownership: Writing for a purpose brings new meaning to the process.
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Bats, Friend or Foe. An Argument Writing Activity

Unit 4: Bats
Lesson 2 of 3

Objective: State an argument with evidence, for or against, bats being removed from their environment by writing a letter to the editor and citing evidence for your claim.

Big Idea: Changing a habitat affects the organisms living there.

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