Return to Unit 3: MWF
Unit 3, Day 39: Friday, November 16
OPTIONAL CONFERENCES: Today you’ll be conducting optional
conferences in your classroom to discuss students’ position analyses. For this conference and/or your comments on
the Position Analysis assignment, you’ll want to focus on these main concerns:
they have a clear understanding of the whole issue? Can you see three distinct positions
that demonstrate the complexity of their issue? Do their positions (as long as their issue allows for it) go
beyond pro/con and something in-between?
these positions really exist? Were
they able to effectively incorporate sources to show that these positions
are really out there?
deep is their analysis of each position?
Are they getting a good sense of the values/concerns that produce
each position? Could they push
their analysis further?
of the positions do they mainly side with? Did they completely side with one? Does their stance seem like it could incorporate points from
other positions that they didn’t note?
they have a focused, debatable overall claim?
they have a clear sense of exigence in why they’re writing on this issue
in the first place?
they have a clear sense of purpose in why they’re writing their argument
for their defined audience? Does
the claim fit the purpose?
the exigence, audience, purpose and focus they’ve identified coherent?
they understand what evidence they’ll need to support their
sub-claims? What types of evidence
do they plan to use? What evidence
do they already have that can work?
MAKE SURE TO EMAIL RESPONSES TO STUDENTS BY TODAY. THIS CANNOT WAIT UNTIL AFTER BREAK.