Tuesday, February 13: Writing Seed 1–How Should Parents Handle a Bad Report Card?

Goals: Catch up on missing or incomplete work. Use cognitive strategies to read and analyze an article from The New York Times Learning Network. Write an argumentative “writing seed” in response to the question “What Should Parents Do About a Bad Report Card”?


  • Spelling Bee tomorrow in RM 315 @ lunch
  • Substitute Tomorrow: Writing Seeds #2 and #3 in Weekly Pages 11–PAT Time for those who finish.

1) STARTER: Golden 10

Go to Google Classroom to open your own copy of the Weekly Work Chart. Take a few minutes to write the assignments you still need to complete.

Use the Golden 10 to work on that missing or incomplete work. If you finish early, start on Need to do or To do if you have time.


2) Writing Seed #1: What Should Parents Do About a Bad Report Card?

Click HERE to open the directions for Argumentative Writing Seeds.

Write your response at the top of your English Journal. Title the entry Weekly Pages 11.


If you finish early, refer to your Weekly Work Chart in Google Classroom for what to do next.


3) Debrief & Exit Routine

Click HERE for the exit routine.


Homework: Read, Charge iPad, Writing Seed #1


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