IYou are SO lucky that you have ten minutes of recess every day. Not all schools in the United States have this opportunity. At my school in Kentucky, students did not get any time outside at all in the school day. In Oklahoma, they didn't either. And yep, you're right...not in Virginia. You're the first school I've been a part of since I was in middle school myself that actually allows students to go outside in the middle of the day. I know you may grumble and complain about it, but you really are lucky!
As we begin our argumentative writing unit, I want you to read these two articles. Using the paper I gave you, make a list of how the author uses research and statistical evidence to support her ideas. I want you to decide which author argued their point best. What information do the authors use to develop their ideas? Read the articles and post your ideas here; then we'll talk about it!
Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most
School Suspensions Don't Work
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