This file includes three articles (one for, one against, and one neutral) with information regarding banning homework in schools. Students will read through the articles and develop an argumentative essay using evidence from the articles.
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Passage #1: "Schools Should Ban Homework?"
by Etta Kralovec
Passage #2: "5 Reasons Kids Need Homework and 5 Reasons They Don't"
Passage #3: "Why Homework is Good for Kids"
by Diane Ravich
This is a Common Core based argumentative writing prompt with the goal of comparing arguments across texts, evaluating for counter claims, and writing a coherent essay on a real world situation.