Click on the images below to download and print. After hearing many of their classmates voice their reasoning for keeping or retiring the penny, the students were ready to get started putting their thoughts on paper.
We added quotes around this text and a sentence starter so that we were correctly quoting the text instead of just copying plagiarizing.
I hope you find a few of these tips and my graphic organizers helpful! Should we be allowed to download our own apps on the iPads the school gave us?
At the end of the lesson, I have my students share their Google Doc link with me on Edmodo for easy grading. Because this was our first foray into example writing, we worked through the organizer together. It establishes the structure, but also helps students remember to use opinion-based sentence starters along with transition words.