4-day school weeks have been around for decades, but with increasing budget cuts, the topic has become more widely talked about as well as adopted by many school districts.
In this resources, students are asked to read an At a Glance page on the topic as well as two articles with varying viewpoints on this topic. Students are also equipped with two quick fact sheets outlining the pros and cons of a 4-day school week. Take this resource a step further and have students write their own opinion using evidence
from both texts.
** A brief overview of a four-day school week and why it has come to exist in the first place.
** Two articles that support and do not support a 4-day school week
** Comprehension questions that ask students to summarize the text and find evidence to support their answers.
** Brainstorm/writing graphic organizer
**Paper to write their own opinion paper
** Grading rubric
** Answer keys and writing samples.
** Ideas on how to use in your classroom
** Works cited page so that students can further research this topic.