High-interest topic to help students learn about and practice the parts of an argument: Should Corporal Punishment Be Allowed in Schools?
Here are 24 short-answer questions and 1 argument writing prompt aligned to TEKS and Common Core Standards.
These text-dependent questions will be used with the provided online newspaper articles and cartoon about corporal punishment in schools. Students will then synthesize the information presented in the three sources to craft an argument.
Since the questions are short answer, this can be completed independently, in pairs, and/or in small groups depending on the level of the students.
All of the questions focus on reading, writing, and language skills students need to perform well on standardized tests.