This Writing Response Template was designed as an unbiased aid to help students think critically about the upcoming 2012 Presidential Election. The template will help students organize the ideas or philosophies of both the Democratic and Republican Party. After teaching students the political issues and each party’s stance on the given topic you can have them endorse either President Obama or Presidential Candidate Romney. The bonus graphic organizer will also help your students to organize each vantage point as well as his or her own. Remember to promote objectivity and make students feel comfortable enough to express their feelings. Thank you can enjoy!
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>>>>Table of Contents:
Pages 2, 3, 4 > Writing Response Template
Page 5 > Graphic Organizer
>>>>Common Core Anchor Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.