1080 Lexile - 5th Grade Blog Writing No More Snow Days Debate Writing as a Blogger: The article No More Snow Days explores the benefits and challenges of trading snow days for online learning e-days. Write an essay, as a blogger, explaining the advantages and disadvantages of e-days. Include specific details from the article to support your essay. Enter your essay text here or type it on your computer and attached it to this paper EXAMPLE EXAMPLE 1080 Lexile - 5th Grade No More Snow Days? I know what you’re thinking…how can we possibly give up snow days? Isn’t it the best feeling to find out that school is canceled, especially when you heard “snow” in the weather forecast and didn’t do your homework because you were hoping for a snow day. Those days are supposed to be for watching television and drinking hot cocoa right? Well, not any more. Many schools are trying “e-days,” where students complete online assignments at home. This helps classes to continue even though students aren’t actually in school. Students may play online games that teach about spending money, or chat with their friends on Facebook about an assignment. Many people think that e-days are great. For example, school districts save lots of money because they don’t have to pay for school bus transportation, electricity or the custodians. E-days also mean that schools don’t have to extend the calendar. Which also means students wouldn’t have to make up days in June! E-days will also prevent learning setbacks. Teachers usually give the most difficult material during the winter months so not having to cancel school too many days in a row will help students. Although there are many benefits to e-days not everyone supports the idea. Many families do not have Internet access with high speeds for students to play these online games. What about those families that only have one computer and three children? How will they all get their work done? It can also be hard for students who have questions about an assignment since there is no teacher there to ask for help. As you can see there are two sides to this debate. Which side are you on?