Because good writing is always a process, our persuasiveessay will be written in two parts: a first draft due this week and a finaldraft due in week 6. Your paper should be 3-4 pages in length.
As you prepare, here are a few reminders for this week’sdraft:
In week 3 you posted a thesis for peer review. Use therevised thesis, based on your classmates’ and teacher’s feedback as the basisfor your persuasive paper.
Use your sources to support your thesis. Research andprepare the passages you will consider using. Remember to review methods ofparaphrasing, summarizing, and using direct quotations.
Prepare the body paragraphs by deciding where to placesupporting information. Remember, each paragraph of the paper should act tobuild the momentum of the argument.
Apply pathos, logos, and ethos whenever possible.
Finally, remember that it’s okay if your ideas, opinions, orsources change during process of writing this paper. Writing makes us think, andit’s fine – even beneficial – to have our thoughts change as we express them onpaper.
this is my work on for this topic so far
Wong A. (November, 18, 2014) The case against universal preschool. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/11/the-case-against-universal – preschool/382853/ July, 17, 2016
Universal pre-k exists in Oklahoma, Florida, and, New York.The United States ranks 26th in the world for the 4-year-olds enrolled in earlyeducation programs, which is far behind other countries when it comes topreschool participation. In some other countries, almost all four-year-olds arein rolled in some preschool program. Nearly all states have some funding forpreschool but for low income families. In 2012-2013 28 percent of the four-year-olds were enrolled in alow-income preschool program. Somesmall-scale studies show that children that attend preschool are less likely todrop out of high school, get arrested, repeat grades, and require specialeducation services, making them think that government-sponsored preschool iswell worth the investment. Preschool needs to be available to all children notjust low income families or the disadvantages kids.
Lester M. (May, 29th, 2007) The national preschool debateintensifies. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/preschool July, 17th, 2016
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the California governor, signedlegislation to expanding preschool opportunities providing additional statedollars for improving preschool facilities. Kids who attended preschool have abetter understanding of math skills, the alphabet, letter sounds, and are morecomfortable with words, and book concepts. They also have more sharing skills,cleaning up skills and carpet time. Twelve states do not provide preschoolservices what so ever. Oklahoma is the only state to offer publicly fundedpreschool to 90 percent of child four years of age. The survey done in 1972,shows that the group of children enrolled in the preschool program had a muchhigher score on the mental tests than the group of children that attended thechild care program.
Walstad D. Grove A. (August, 9th,2012) About mandatorypre-kindergarten. Retrieved from
http://www.brighthubeducation.com/parenting-preschoolers/105728-should-preschool-be-mandatory/July, 17th, 2016
Mandatory preschool would require all kids to attend agovernment based preschool, or could face penalties. The government wouldprovide tax dollars creating a universal preschool. The preschool would be foreveryone regardless of the family’s income and would be available for childrenages 2-5. Universal preschools would be taught by teachers with credential andhave low teacher-child ratios. The people for mandatory preschool see thebenefits, like having all children be kindergarten ready. Also, see it as anadvantage for the parents who both work outside the home. People againstmandatory preschool think parents should have the choice of teaching theirchildren on their own before kindergarten.
Kanter B. Why preschool matters. Retrieved fromhttp://www.parents.com/toddlers- preschoolers/starting-preschool/curriculum/why-preschool-matters/ July,17th, 2016
The evidence shows that children gain a lot frompreschool. “At preschool, theybecome exposed to numbers, letters, and shapes. And, more important, they learnhow to socialize — get along with other children, share, contribute to circletime,” says Parents advisor Kathleen McCartney. Your child will find outhow to strengthening socialization skills, compromise, be respectful of others,and problem-solve. Preschool is a place where kids can play with their peersand build confidence and self-worth. The teacher will play games to get thekids to learn like rhyming games or matching games instead of just trying tosit them down and repeat them to the children; they make it fun for thechildren to learn.
Staff G. (March, 18th, 2016) 10 good reasons your childshould attend preschool. Retrieved from http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/why-preschool/ July, 17th, 2016
Preschool forms a foundation that will help children succeedin elementary school. Preschool is usually kids first structured setting it isan opportunity for growth. Ahigh-quality early childhood education program will offer children both,kindergarten ready and play time. Teacher builds a relationship with thestudent making them trust an adult outside the family. Teachers can also help yourchild to manage frustrations or anger while letting children work problems outon their own. Children get to make a lot of choice on their own, like whichactivity to do. Children get to help out in the classroom which gains themself-worth and teaches them to take care of themselves.
Children who no not attend preschool are not ready forkindergarten and have no understanding of a learning environment, to preparethem preschool needs to be mandatory.
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This is a great topic! I can agree with this and bet you have a lot of ideas to put in youressay about it. As a mom of 3 youngchildren who have been in preschool and on to kindergarten I have seen what abenefit it is for them to be prepared. Its a major change for them to go frombeing at home to going to a classroom environment all day with so manyexpectations. It can be overwhelming for them and they can fall behind or haveto be held back and repeat kindergarten. I have seen that happen firsthand andit can be hard. Good luck!
I think this is a great topic. I would look up the AbbottPreschool Program. New Jersey made preschool legal starting at age 3. It mightbe a good place to start.
Kelsey, this thesisstatement should work well for you as you develop your essay; it’s also has atypo and a run on sentence so be sure to review the video in announcements,which will show you how to fix run ons. (from the teacher)