Express Yourself Lesson Seed 19: Synthesis

This Express Yourself Lesson Seed 19: Synthesis activity & project also includes:

Wrap up your unit on The Cay with an engaging argumentative writing assignment. Writers must decide if they believe The Cay should be banned. The resource includes links to several articles, which have been addressed and examined in earlier lessons in the series, as well as a sample graphic organizer designed for argument. Try this out as an in-class writing assignment or extend it and incorporate the writing process.

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Pros

  • Prompt requires learners to bring together several texts and unify their ideas in a well-organized essay with concrete evidence
  • Builds upon previous resource in series, which focuses on gathering evidence
Cons

  • The word draft is written through each page; transfer the graphic organizer to another document before printing
  • This is designed to be an idea rather than a full plan