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Learning Goal: Write a multi-paragraph argument that supports
a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Today's Learning Target: Write a multi- paragraph argument that supports a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence and meets the following criteria:
"Is Facebook Making Us Lonely"
"Yes" - Shery Turkele, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technolgy
"No" - Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Follow along as we read both sides of the article. As we read, highlight or underline important text evidence that the author uses to support his or her side of the issue.
Assessment: (Tiered: Level 1-4)
Write an argumentative essay that is for or against Facebook making us lonely. Include reasons and evidence to persuade your reader to consider your position. Be sure to consider what those who don’t agree with you might say (address counterclaims).
Think about the most effective way to organize your essay. You will want to include a beginning with claim, middle, and end with enough relevant detail. Reference the rubric to make sure you’re including all of the important parts of an argument.
Organize your thoughts with a graphic organizer before you write if this helps you sort out your ideas. Remember that a formal argumentative essay should be written in the 3rd person (not include “I” or “me”).