Poughkeepsie Varsity Football
Should the Poughkeepsie High School football team forfeit its Friday game because of unsportsmanlike behavior following last Friday night’s game?
The superintendent announced the following: “We deeply apologize to our parents, students, and our Poughkeepsie City School District community for the cancellation of the varsity football game scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2015. At this time, the varsity football team will forfeit the game due to concerns raised about “unsportsmanlike” behavior this past Friday, September 11, 2015 as the team was returning from an away game.”
Should the Poughkeepsie High School football team forfeit its game against Saugerties because of unsportsmanlike behavior?
Using the believing and doubting strategy, write a believing and then a doubting paragraph. The class responses uploaded here may inform your draft argumentative essay.
Ray Rice, a talented football player, was videotaped as he punched his fiancee in the face, knocking her unconscious. His team, the Ravens, fired him. The National Football League (NFL) suspended him.
Should the NFL fire Ray Rice altogether from the football league?
Write for three minutes, BELIEVING THE PROMPT: “Ray Rice Should Be Fired From Football For Punching Out His Fiancee.”
Write for three minutes, DOUBTING THE PROMPT: “Ray Rice Should Be Fired From Football For Punching Out His Fiancee.”
Consider the prompt: “Being smart makes you a better person.”
For three minutes, BELIEVE the statement. Write for three minutes giving all the reasons you can think of that make the statement true. Do not stop writing until the bell sounds.
For three minutes, DOUBT the statement. Write for three minutes giving all the reasons you can think of that make the statement untrue. Do not stop writing until the bell sounds.
How do we encourage kids to generate sufficient prewriting material as a precursor to writing argument?