11-16-12 Please have out your pro/con list. As a table group, pick the top 5 reasons for each side. Write on a white board. Choose someone to share responses in 5 minutes. Persuasive Essay Subject Should Physical Education classes be a required course in middle school? Should Physical Education classes be a required course in middle school? Pros – “yes” Get active, Healthy, Get a work out, Important to exercise daily Learn more sports skills, teamwork, discipline Free period Watch movies in the fitness room Part of your education, makes well- rounded No other subject Helps practice sports for outside of school Gives you a break from other classes Easy grade Cons “no” Can get sick Less time to study Less energy for classes Some students do not participate Have to run a mile Get sweaty to other classes / smell Get dirty Injuries / bee stings Can get a bad grade if you do not participate Too hot to be outside or too cold Body Paragraphs Thesis – Physical Education should be a required class in middle school. 1st reason – When students have PE, they get a break from the classroom. 2nd reason – During PE students learn important life skills. 3rd reason – Physical Education Per. B creates healthy children. 11-19-12 Please have out your writing folder. If you were not here on Friday, please get the two papers in the “Friday” folder by the computer lab door. Writing Folder 7th grade divider sheet Jane Schaffer Terminology Notes Persuasive divider sheet Persuasive Notes PE pro/con list PE Thesis/Topic Sentence Chart 6th grade divider sheet 6th grade work Introduction – all CM #1- Over the years, a Physical Education class has been an important part of a student’s day. #2 – Today, students continue to greatly benefit from this class. #3 – Physical Education should be a required class in middle school. Reason opposition – shaping sheet Per. B ts – However, some people may argue that PE should not be a required course in middle school due to injuries. CM – They argue that students get easily hurt from falling down, getting hit by a ball, or even getting bee stings. CM – This view is completely wrong because a person can get hurt anyway, even in the classroom or walking to another class. CD – Teacher supervision will always be provided to insure the well being of all students. CS – Physical Education is an important part of the school day. Agenda Read AR book Think about the last CD sentences in our opposition paragraph that explains teacher supervision. t-chart – 1st reason – When students participate in daily PE, they get a break from the regular classroom. CDs Don’t have to think Learn new sports Get to move around Get to socialize, talk with friends Less questions from the teacher No homework, less tests, Easy grade Exercise Fresh air Per. EDon’t carry backback CMs Have fun Easy grade More refreshed Get more energy for the day. Feel good about yourself Reason # 1 – Shaping Sheet ts - When students participate in daily PE, they get a break from the regular classroom. cd – PE class has no homework, less tests, and requires less thinking. cd – By getting fresh air, socializing with friends, PE gets students active. cm – This class is fun, and it helps students return to the classroom refreshed and ready to learn. cs – Physical Education gives every student a time away from the stress of academic learning. Per. B t-chart – 2nd reason – During PE students learn important life skills. CDs Teamwork Friendship New sports Opportunity to play a variety of games, activities Learning rules of sports Cooperation Sharing CS -Fairness respect CMs – Why is this important? Qualities of a good person To become a better person To have a better personality More well-rounded Feel better about yourself Become more socially Reason # 2 – Shaping Sheet Ts - During PE students learn important life skills. Cd – Essential character traits like sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, and respect are encouraged in PE class. Cd – While students are learning the rules of sports, they get to build friendships. Cm – This is important because students will become better people, and learn that working together is a life-long lesson. Cs – Physical Education creates a well-rounded student. t-chart – 3 rd Per.B reason Physical Education creates healthy CDs children. Get exercise TS: Move around Learn how to properly exercise and take care of yourself Learn fitness and good nutrition Build more muscle Lowers risk of diseases like diabetes Build stronger heart and lungs Only time many students get any exercise Obese children in America Children need at least one hour of daily exercise CMs – Why is this important? Keeps you active Live longer Feel better about yourself Good for your organs Encourages a life-long habit, routine Creates a desire to continue to play a sport and get even more active outside of school Reason # 3 – Shaping Sheet Ts - Physical Education creates healthy children. Cd – As more and more children are becoming obese in America, the need for at least 60 minutes of daily exercise is more important than ever. Cd – This is the only time many students get to move around and get any exercise in their day. Cm - When a student gets active in PE, they are building a stronger body while encouraging a lifelong habit of exercise. Cs – Participating in a daily PE class promotes a more well-rounded student. Conclusion Paragraph 6 – all CM #1 – I want to persuade my reader that PE should be a required course in middle school. #2 – A daily physical education class provides a needed break from the classroom, teaches useful life-skills, and promotes a healthy student. #3 – PE must continue to be part of every middle school student’s day. PE Planning Sheet Packet (9 papers) Pro/Con List Thesis / Topic Sentence Chart Introduction shaping sheet Opposition Helper Sheet Reason 1 t-chart / shaping sheet Reason 2 t-chart / shaping sheet Reason 3 t-chart / shaping sheet Conclusion shaping sheet Rough Draft Final Draft NOT stapled in packet.