This week, your students can:
- read and then write an argumentative essay about chickens living in a community garden in Brooklyn, and nearby residents' reactions.
- write a descriptive paragraph, using figurative language and sensory details, after reading Finding Zen in a Patch of Nature. ATTENTION, Tennessee teachers: Dr. David Haskell, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of the South in Sewanee, is the subject of this article by James Gorman!
- write an informative summary, including at least one direct quote from the article Gleaning Clues on Sunny Days From the Clouds.
All great ideas based on informational text from the Times, for your students' Common Core writing practice!