Running Water Literacy Lab

Title of Article: _______________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________

Author: _____________________________________________________________________________

Publication Date: _____________________________________________________________________

Journal Name: _______________________________________________________________________

BEFORE
Write down AGREE in this column if you agree, or DISAGREE if you disagree, with the opinion stated in the next column. Write your opinion BEFORE you read the article. OPINION STATEMENT AFTER
Write down AGREE in this column if you agree, or DISAGREE if you disagree, with the opinion stated in the previous column. Write down your opinion AFTER you read the article. EVIDENCE
Write down the page number and paragraph number of the sentences in the article that support your “AFTER” opinion. Underline the section of the paragraph in the article that is supporting your “after” opinion.
1. The Federal government has NO right to EVER tell private land owners how to use their property.
2. Dams and levees protect the public from floods and save lives.
3. The job of local governments to protect the economy (i.e. keep land on the tax roll) at all costs.

BEFORE
Write down AGREE in this column if you agree, or DISAGREE if you disagree, with the opinion stated in the next column. Write your opinion BEFORE you read the article. OPINION STATEMENT AFTER
Write down AGREE in this column if you agree, or DISAGREE if you disagree, with the opinion stated in the previous column. Write down your opinion AFTER you read the article. EVIDENCE
Write down the page number and paragraph number of the sentences in the article that support your “AFTER” opinion. Underline the section of the paragraph in the article that is supporting your “after” opinion.
4. Everyone “knows” 100 year floods only happen once every 100 years. So it is OK to build on floodplains, as floods are not common and the public will have plenty of time to evacuate.
5. Floods are “acts of God” and therefore occur in random places at random times. We have no way to predict when and where they can happen.

1. Write a 100 to 150 word summary of the article that you read today.

2. After you complete your summary, pick two opinions from the table above (one that you agreed with and one that you disagreed with) and explain if your opinion was changed by reading the article.
If your opinion changed, explain how it changed and why it changed. What is your new understanding now?
If your opinion did not change, explain why. What insight did the article provide to reinforce your understanding of the issue at hand.
3. Optional for extra credit (10 points): Pick ten of the words that you listed on your vocabulary sheet. Write down the definition of the word and write a sentence using the word.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS