AW1, Week 9, June 16th, 2017


  1. Finish writing up the claim, evidence, reasons and your counterclaim in paragraph format (if you did not finish in class)
  2. Read the model essay for chapter 2 of the textbook
  3. Choose a topic for Essay #2 from the list on page 46, or choose your own topic.
    1. Begin freewriting and/or brainstorming ideas for your essay.
  4. I want to give all students a chance to read your classmates’ essays. I will make copies of all this class’s Essay #1.
    1. If you do not want your essay to be shown to other students, please let me know by email as soon as possible.
    2. If you agree to share your essay, but do not want your name to be appear, please let me know by email as soon as possible.

Today’s class

  1. Slip or Trip?
    1. Queenie claims Arthur died after falling down the stairs and hitting his head.
    2. List the evidence that supports and does not support her claim.
    3. Give reasons for each piece of evidence: explain why the evidence is important, how it supports or does not support the claim.
    4. Give your claim for what happened, with supporting evidence and reasons.
      1. This is called a counterclaim  (sometimes also called a rebuttal).
  2. Textbook chapter 2,
    1. page 42 (write your answers onlooseleaf)
    2. read pages 43-46 and do as many of the exericses as you can.
  3. Ask your questions about Essay #1.