Whoops! Something went wrong.

Click here to refresh the page

Energy Drinks: Synthesis and PARCC Research Simulation Task Practice

product_0
product_0
product_1
product_2
Grade Levels
Product Rating
File Type

PDF (Acrobat) Document File

Be sure that you have an application to open this file type before downloading and/or purchasing.

260 KB|14 pages
Product Description
I use this particular prompt in teaching slant in source based writing, something of which my students are guilty. Four out of the six sources have a bias. I have students break-down the directions, then identity the bias in each of the articles (individually or in groups). Next, I have the students read the last two sources and use them to refute the other six OR vice versa. This is an arduous task for most students because most of the research shows how detrimental energy drinks are. So, then we re-frame the conversation - it is not about energy drinks but what society at large today seems to want: energy and mood boosters. Once this revelation is posited, students then reread the articles with this idea in mind. Finally, students answer the prompt in a more objective way, evaluating all the sources and evidence and then draw a conclusion on the most important factors to consider deciding whether energy drinks should be banned. This assignment also includes a sample student which can serve as means for discussion or a template of how a student can use sources to their own advantage. When done with scaffolding (and patience) this assignment proves to be invaluable in creating critical thinkers!
Total Pages
14
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
N/A
Report Copyright Infringement
  • Comments & Ratings
  • Product Q & A
Loading...
$6.95
Digital Download
Add one to cart
avatar

Opal's Gems

105 Followers
Follow

Advertisement

Advertisement

$6.95
Digital Download
Add one to cart
Teachers Pay Teachers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

Learn More

Keep in Touch!

Sign up