This lesson is designed to be completed as an assessment. I use this during the fall season as alternative to writing a paragraph on a sheet of notebook paper for a formative lesson assessment. It can be used for any topic you wish to gather their feelings or beliefs about. Students will need to have had prior introduction to the argumentative paragraph structure before completing this lesson. For example, in 8th grade English after examining a primary source document about Thanksgiving, students use this structure to create a single paragraph about whether or not Thanksgiving is losing its importance to Americans. However, for younger grades this can be used as a longer project used to create an amazing bulletin board!
-The Middle School Mermaid