Alaska Anchor Standards for Writing Grade 6-12
1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
2. Write informative/explanatory text to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
7. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Students will be given 1 hour to search for information on cell phone use in schools. Students will randomly be assigned to be for or against cell phone use in school. Then they will be teamed up with 2 other students from other island schools to create a persuasive argument either for or against the use of cell phones in school. This argument will be presented using the medium of their choice some recommended mediums are: glogster, garage band, prezi or voice thread, additional mediums are acceptable if presented to the instructor. Be creative, have fun and try something new