These four individual activities can be used separately or as a unit to build student skills using the CLAIM / EVIDENCE / REASONING method of persuasive writing. Links to YouTube videos help extend research beyond printed informational text. This activity includes and is best completed with mobile devices or computers.
With the potential to be self-directed, this handout is very effective for a TEACHER ABSENCE and can be extended over several days (if students have access to the internet). This can also serve as a teacher-directed introduction to C.E.R. with meaningful practice activities.