Introduction
Body Paragraphs
Conclusion
Counterclaim / Revisions
Teacher Trivia
100

In an argumentative essay, where is the introduction paragraph?

At the beginning/paragraph #1

100

How many body paragraphs does an essay in 9th grade need?

3- one for each of your supporting reasons

100

In an argumentative essay, where is the conclusion paragraph?

At the end/paragraph #5 or 6

100

What is a counterclaim?

An opposing claim states the opposite side from the author's.

100

Where is Mrs. Stringam from? a) Logan, UT b) Syracuse, UT c) Kaysville, UT d) Bountiful, UT

c) Kaysville, UT

200

What is a claim?

It is the main idea of the whole essay.

200
What is a topic sentence?
A topic sentence tells the main idea of the whole body paragraph.
200
Why are conclusions important?
Conclusions are important because they restate the thesis and bring together the arguments and main ideas before the author gives a call to action.
200

What is a rebuttal?

Evidence that negates or disagrees with the counterclaim (and therefore supports your claim). 

200

What is Mrs. Stringam's dog's name? a) Winston b) Sam c) Roger d) Frank

a) Winston

300

Name one thing that you can use as a hook in your essay. 

Analogy/metaphor, famous quote, turn a cliche on its head, shocking statement

300

Mrs. Stringam says that you always need to ICE your evidence. What do each of the letters in ICE stand for?

Introduce, Cite, Explain

300
Name one way you can end a conclusion (synthesize your argument). Hint: Mrs. Stringam talked about these in a PowerPoint. 

Call to Action, Look to the Future, Provocative Question, Shocking Statistic/Fact, Evoke a Vivid Image, Comparison

300

How many pieces of evidence do you need to provide in your counterclaim paragraph? Where do they go?

2; They need to follow and support the counterclaim and rebuttal.

300

What is Mrs. Stringam's favorite food? a) wings b) cheeseburgers c) burritos d) pasta

d) pasta

400

Would the following claim earn a 4 on a 9th-grade argumentative essay? Why or why not?

"Due to their loyal nature and trainability, dogs are better pets than cats."

The example is a strong thesis because it gives the author's position (dogs are fantastic pets), is written in a complex sentence (with an independent and dependent clause), and is written in formal writing style (3rd person, no slang, no abbreviations, no contractions).

400

What is evidence? Where can you get evidence from when writing an argumentative essay in Mrs. Stringam's class?

Evidence is your proof and support for your claim/thesis. Evidence comes from sources provided by Mrs. Stringam (NO GOOGLE unless explicitly stated).

400

What is an example of a transition word you CANNOT use in 9th grade if you would like to earn a 4 on transitions?

first, second, third, in conclusion, or any transition WORD instead of a transition PHRASE

400

True or False: You can skip body paragraph #3 and use reason #3 as your rebuttal in the counterclaim paragraph.

True!

400

What is a favorite TV Show of Mrs. Stringam? a) Riverdale b) Parks and Recreation c) Family Guy d)Vampire Diaries

b) Parks and Recreation

500

Label the hook, background information, and claim in the following introduction. "Why do athletes train so hard? Athletes, such as LeBron James and Gabby Douglas, have to keep a healthy diet and prepare in many ways. No matter the sport, all of the best athletes practice their skills every day. To be successful for their events, athletes must develop good habits, plan, and train hard."

Hook = "Why do athletes train so hard?" Background Information = "Athletes, such as LeBron James and Gabby Douglas, have to keep a healthy diet and prepare in many ways. No matter the sport, all of the best athletes practice their skills every day." Claim = "To be successful, athletes must develop good habits, plan, and train hard."

500

Label the introduction of evidence, citation of evidence, and explanation of the evidence (I.C.E.) that would go in a body paragraph below. "In the article 'What Busy Parents Can Do', Susan B. Anthony argues that "Parents have a hard time finding childcare or other activities to keep their children busy and cared for during the long summer break". Through this, she shows another complication for parents that can't afford daycare during the summertime, and could benefit from year-round school."

Introduce = "In the article 'What Busy Parents Can Do', Susan B. Anthony argues that" Cite = "Parents have a hard time finding childcare or other activities to keep their children busy and cared for during the long summer break" Explain = "Through this, she shows another complication for parents that can't afford daycare during the summertime, and could benefit from year-round school"

500

Label the restated claim, counterclaim, and call to action in the following paragraph. "It is critical to understand that year-round school should exist because students lose knowledge over the summer, the long break is difficult for working families, and US students are falling behind students in Europe and Asia. Before one sees the research, year-round school might sound like a terrible idea. In fact, year-round school really is a wonderful solution for students. It will allow students to learn more and forget less. Therefore, if people want to help students learn more, year-round school should happen in more schools."

Restated Claim = "It is critical to understand that year-round school should exist because students lose knowledge over the summer, the long break is difficult for working families, and US students are falling behind students in Europe and Asia." Counterclaim = "Before one sees the research, year-round school might sound like a terrible idea." Call to Action = "Therefore, if people want to help students learn more, year-round school should happen in more schools."

500

Count the number of revisions needed to be made in the following paragraph in order to reflect FORMAL WRITING STYLE: I think year-round school should exist bc students lose knowledge over the summer, the long break is difficult for working families, and US students are falling behind students in europe and asia. B4 haters see the research, year-round school might sound like a stinky idea. Year-round school really is a smart solution for our students. It’ll allow students to learn more and forget less. If we want to help students learn more, year-round school oughta happen in more schools.

10 revisions must be made.

500

If you add up the ages of Mrs. Stringam, Mrs. Ripplinger, and Mrs. Hallows, what would it be? a) 63 b) 72 c) 108 d) 84

d) 84
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