Core 1:

  1. Go over Synonyms and Antonyms in Unit 8.
  2. Revisit belief statements as genre:
    • Why is it important to outline your belief statements?
    • Brainstorm belief statements.
    • Refine belief statements with Standpoint.com
    • Write your own Belief Statement piece.

Core 2:

  1. Do quick word work-outs using The Nerd Herd Big Word Book notes page.
  2. What makes an analogy a good one?
    • Explore already written analogies.
    • Write your own equally complex relationships.

Core 3:

  1. Go over Synonyms and Antonyms in Unit 2.
  2. Discuss-On: What makes a topic worth writing about? What makes a topic not worth writing about?
    • Brainstorm topics to write essays on.
    • What is the difference between a topic and a thesis.
    • Develop example thesis statements for our topics.

Core 4:

  1. Why is defending an indefensible position important?
  2. Share defenses and select most persuasive performances?
  3. How do indefensible positions/actions inform our understanding of the first amendment?

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