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    September: In your opinion, is it important to welcome new students to our school?

October: In your opinion, do you think it is a good idea to keep animals in zoos?

 

November:  In your opinion, is it better to read books in print or on a digital device like an iPad?

 

December:  In your opinion, is social media good or bad for society?

 

January:  In your opinion, is it important to have a positive mentor in your life?

 

February:  In your opinion, do you think it is important for students to get free meals at school?

 

March:  In your opinion, do you think it is important to have music and art classes in schools?

 

April:  In your opinion, why is it important to take care of our school and home environments?

 

May:  In your opinion, why is it important to celebrate other cultures?

 

June:  In your opinion, why is it important to take care of your health?

 

 

Warmly,

 

Ms. Jones

I have included the monthly writing prompts for the academic year. Please let me if you have any questions or concerns. 

For June, the writing prompt is:

 

In your opinion, do you think smoking should be banned for everyone?

 

As always, if you find any resources that are particularly interesting, please share with the staff.

 

Happy Writing

For May, the writing prompt is:

 

In your opinion, do you think we should all grow our own vegetables?

 

As always, if you find any resources that are particularly interesting, please share with the staff.

 

Happy Writing

This is the writing prompt for April: 

In your opinion, should everyone have to exercise every day?

 

Please share any resources that you find. 

 

Happy Writing,

 

Ms. Jones

March is Women's History Month. In honor of Women's History Month and the historic mayoral race for Chicago, the writing prompt is:

 

In your opinion, who do you think, Lori Lightfoot or Toni Preckwinkle, will be a successful mayor of Chicago?

 

Here are the websites for each mayoral candidates:

 

https://lightfootforchicago.com/

https://toniforchicago.com/

 

If you find any interesting information, please share.

 

Happy Writing,

 

Ms. Jones

Happy New Year!!

 

Here is the highly anticipated January Writing Prompt: 

 

In your opinion, should children be able to go to

bed late in the evening? 

 

Here are some links I've found:

 

https://sleepbetter.org/its-okay-for-kids-to-stay-up-late-sometimes/

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/dec/02/kids-always-want-to-stay-up-late-but-whats-the-optimum-time-for-them-and-you-to-go-to-bed

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/stop-starting-school-days-so-early-doctors-say/

https://www.businessinsider.com/what-time-your-child-should-go-to-bed-based-on-age-2015-9

 

If you find any other articles or videos, please share. 

 

Happy Writing,

 

Ms. Jones

Good Morning Everyone!

 

For the month of December, the writing prompt is: In your opinion, should the regular school day be shorter?

 

Here are some resources that I've found. As always, please share resources that you find! :)

 

Happy Writing!

 

http://neatoday.org/2016/11/22/longer-school-days/

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/time-learn-benefits-longer-school-day

https://www.waldenu.edu/online-doctoral-programs/doctor-of-education/resource/the-pros-and-cons-to-longer-school-days

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx2fCEXlcHw

https://www.cnn.com/videos/bestoftv/2012/12/04/chaltain-extended-day.cnn

For the month of November, the writing prompt will be: 

 

In your opinion, should students have homework every night and on the weekends?

 

Here are two resources to get you started:

https://www.wgu.edu/heyteach/article/should-students-have-homework

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/02/24/the-question-of-homework-should-our-kids-have-it-at-all/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e2bccc33bc5

For the month of October, the writing prompt is: 

In your opinion, should school break times ( i.e., Winter Break, Spring Break, Summer Break) be longer?

 

If you find resources, please feel free to share them with the everyone.

Here are some to get everyone started:

 

https://www.newtimes.co.rw/section/read/196779

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/49079438/ns/technology_and_science-science/t/should-school-year-be-longer/#.W7O3d3tKjIU

 

https://www.cnn.com/2012/08/31/opinion/davis-longer-school-year/index.html

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/the-pros-and-cons-of-schools-ditching-a-long-summer-break

Welcome back McFamily! The writing prompt for the month of September is as follows:

 

In your opinion, should schools have a dress code? 

A dress code is not necessarily a school uniform but a particular mode of dress that sometimes may be limited to clothing; but some dress codes go so far as to say how hair can or can't be worn. What do you think? Remember to state your position and give three reasons with supporting evidence in your writing.

 

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In addition to the prompt listed above, please make note of the following

prompts for the upcoming school year.

School break times should be longer.                                                      October

There should be no homework.                                                                 November

The school day should be shorter.                                                            December

I should be able to go to bed later.                                                           January               

I should be able to stay at home on my own.                                          February

Nobody should litter.                                                                                 March

Everyone should have to exercise every day.                                           April

We should all grow our own vegetables.                                                 May

Smoking should be banned for everyone everywhere                          June

March Writing Prompt

McDowell Writing Prompt for March 2018

Writing prompt for the month of March will be opinion.

In your opinion, do you think women have equal rights to men today?  Why or why not?

 

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