As an introduction to our persuasive writing and debate unit, I thought we might read some examples of persuasive writing or, as they're called in journalism- editorials. For this "response-as- commentary activity," read the editorial Year-Round School? My Kids Love It. Yours Will, Too and respond to the following questions by adding comments. You won't see comments posted by your peers until everyone has answered. After you have written your responses, answer the survey.
The author uses "loaded", or persuasive words like "sacrosanct" when referring to a traditional school year. Look up the word sacrosanct to find how it might be considered "loaded" in this editorial. Find two or three other persuasively loaded words and comment how the author used them and why you think she picked them.