Taking a Stand: Writing about Inalienable Rights

Finally, take one of your topic sentences, your sentences about the three rights you believe we should have (including details), and another of your topic sentences as a conclusion, and send them to me as a comment. This should make a 7-8 sentence paragraph.

Today, I want you to write four topic sentences for the rights you think everyone should have. The sentences should be:

1. Simple Declarative;
Example: There are some rights everyone should have.

2. Number Statement;
Example: Here are some among the many rights we should all have.

3. Question;
Example: Why are some rights so important?

4. Situation/Stance;
Example: If we are to be free, there are some rights that must be guaranteed.

Please Reply to your last comment to send this to me.

Astronomy Lesson 4: Research – How to paraphrase

You will be learning an important lesson in research, how to put things into your own words, so you are not copying the words of others. This is important, because just copying is something called plagiarism, and can get you in a lot of trouble at school, and in life. Here is what you will do:

  1. You will go to one of the resources you get from these links, and
  2. Find a paragraph to summarize or paraphrase (that means to put it in your own words and shorten it).
  3. You will copy (CTRL-C) and paste (CTRL-V) the paragraph in the comment box below, then BELOW the paragraph, you will put what it says in your own words.
  4. You will also copy the URL (the link at the top) from the page you go to and paste that in your comment.