Read: No Phone Access Until The End Of The Day
Each morning when students arrive at school, they magnetically lock their devices into their own personal green-and-gray pouches. Then they can keep the pouches with them, but they cannot unlock them until the end of the school day. Students can tap them on unlocking magnet stations throughout the school.
This idea is not new. Musicians have been using Yondr to stop people from filming their concerts since 2014.
More schools have started using the pouches in recent years.
ANSWER IN YOUR DO NOW NOTEBOOK:
What is the Author’s Claim? What is the REASON for the author’s claim? What EVIDENCE does the author provide to support the CLAIM?
Opening: Last week, we learned how to determine the author’s point of view in a piece of informational text. Today I want to show you how readers trace and evaluate the argument of an informational text. I want to show you how to use QCER Anchor Chart to follow the claim of the author from today’s mini-lesson.
Work Session: Read Schools experiment with magnetic pouches that lock students' cellphones to practice the use QCER Anchor Chart to follow the claim of the author.
•Use the QCER organizer to practice the same skills from today’s mini lesson.
•You will develop a claim, evidence, reasoning AND the credible sources to support their response to a prompt.
•WATCH – [interview] excerpt from Pursuit of Happiness w/ graphic organizer
•We will practice inserting the QUESTION & CLAIM. Then, Identifying STRONG EVIDENCE & LOGICAL REASONING. [into the graphic organizer]
Exit Ticket – Excerpt from Cellphone Citizens
READ PARAGRAPH BELOW, ANSWER QUESTION:
First of all, simply banning phones will not make the problem go away. According to an article in the Marion Ledger, about 60 percent of students still use their phones when schools ban or limit cell phone use. That’s why it makes sense to teach kids to use cell phones responsibly, not ban them.
In the first sentence of the paragraph, the author claims that simply banning cell phone use will not make the problem go away.
1. Does the author provide reasons and evidence to support this claim? If so, list the reasons and evidence.