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  • Paragraph 1: Introduction
  • -Attention Getter (ORANGE)
  • -Background Information
  • -Thesis (YELLOW)
  • Paragraph 2-4: Body Paragraphs
  • -Topic Sentence
  • -Introduce Reason
  • -Reason (YELLOW)
  • -Analyze Reason (GREEN)
  • -Transition (PINK)
  • Paragraph 5: Conclusion
  • -Restate Thesis (YELLOW)/Summarize Body
  • Paragraphs
  • -Appeal to Reader/Relate to Life (BLUE)

When Is It Okay to Kill? Objective: Students will organize the following reasons into supporting Stand Your Ground Laws and refuting Stand Your Ground Laws list with their partner.

  • Vigilantism
  • Racial bias and/or racial profiling
  • Protection-loved ones and self defense
  • 2nd Amendment right and/or Castle Doctrine
  • Equal fight
  • Deters criminals
  • Trained cops
  • Cops are not always around
  • Emotional reaction and/or mistakes
  • Right to a fair trial and/or hearsay
  • Encourages violence
  • Justified homicide
  • Deadly force
  • Basic rights
  • Law leaves too much open to interpretation
  • Differences between states
  • Abuse of power

When Is It Okay to Kill? Objective: Students will organize the following reasons into supporting Stand Your Ground Laws and refuting Stand Your Ground Laws list with their partner.

  • Protection-loved ones and self defense Support
  • 2nd Amendment right and/or Castle Doctrine Support
  • Equal fight Support
  • Deters criminals Support
  • Cops are not always around Support
  • Justified homicide BOTH
  • Deadly force BOTH
  • Basic rights BOTH
  • Law leaves too much open to interpretation Refute
  • Differences between states Refute
  • Abuse of power Refute
  • Emotional reaction and/or mistakes Refute
  • Right to a fair trial and/or hearsay Refute
  • Encourages violence Refute
  • Trained cops Refute
  • Vigilantism Refute
  • Racial bias and/or racial profiling Refute

When Is It Okay to Kill?

  • Put your reasons in order of importance!
  • Mark them on your rough draft.
  • Reason 1 (Strong)
  • Reason 2 (Weak)
  • Reason 3 (Medium)

When Is It Okay to Kill?

  • Write your thesis statement (claim + reasons):
  • Stand Your Ground laws should exist because…
  • Stand Your Ground laws should not exist because …

When Is It Okay to Kill? Objective: Students will write a thesis statement (claim + reasons = thesis) for the opposite side of the argument from what their essay will focus on.

  • Protection-loved ones and self defense Support
  • 2nd Amendment right and/or Castle Doctrine Support
  • Equal fight Support
  • Deters criminals Support
  • Cops are not always around Support
  • Justified homicide BOTH
  • Deadly force BOTH
  • Basic rights BOTH
  • Law leaves too much open to interpretation Refute
  • Differences between states Refute
  • Abuse of power Refute
  • Emotional reaction and/or mistakes Refute
  • Right to a fair trial and/or hearsay Refute
  • Encourages violence Refute
  • Trained cops Refute
  • Vigilantism Refute
  • Racial bias and/or racial profiling Refute

Attention Getter

  • Rhetorical Question
  • When is it okay to kill?
  • *Use Imagery
  • Imagine being seventeen years old again and never being able to see your eighteenth birthday. Your life cut short because you chose to wear a hoodie and to walk to the local 7-11 to get a bag of Skittles and an Arizona tea one heinous night. Your last words are not to anyone you love, but to the person that murdered you and took your life before even reaching adulthood. There would be a trial, but your murderer is able to walk free and live a full life that was taken from you. Your name, you ask? Trayvon Martin, but, in reality, we all could be Trayvon Martin because…
  • Use Generalizations
  • The average American has the right to protect themselves when they feel threatened under the second amendment…
  • Announcement
  • Teens beware, you can be killed for carrying skittles and an Arizona iced tea…
  • *State a Fact
  • According to The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people are shot.
  • Try to use more than one, if you can!

Background Information

  • Should answer some and/or all of these questions about Stand Your Ground laws in general and the rights of citizens:
  • Castle Doctrine-protect home if life is in jeopardy
  • WHAT are Stand Your Ground laws?
  • WHEN can your use Stand Your Ground laws?
  • WHERE are Stand Your Ground laws? WHY would you use Stand Your Ground laws?
  • HOW are Stand Your Ground laws used?
  • WHO can use Stand Your Ground laws?

When Is It Okay to Kill?

  • Read aloud your introduction to your partner and correct any errors that you find as you read.
  • Switch papers and correct your partners introduction for spelling, grammar, or word choice errors.
  • Give them one content suggestion to help them improve their introduction, especially to help it flow.

Body Paragraph(s)—3

  • Topic Sentence: Topic + Reason
  • Stand Your Ground laws should exist throughout the United States because innocent people have a right to protect themselves from harm.
  • Reason: Explain/Define the reason
  • In today’s society, crime has and continues to increase. These increases leave the average American vulnerable to becoming a victim of violent crime or even worse, dead.
  • Example: State the topic and how it ties in with the thesis
  • Innocent Americans don’t have to become a crime statistic victim if the laws were on their side, protecting the innocent instead of the criminals that are committing these horrible crimes.
  • Analyze Reason: Why is this important to SYG? How does it affect citizens?
  • Think about it, if you are being attacked, are you going to allow the person to attack you without trying to fight back or get away? Of course not, you would do whatever it takes for you or your loved one’s survival. Having Stand Your Ground laws, an innocent person would be able to protect themselves against a violent criminal that is threatening their life without fear of being labeled a murderer. Laws appear to be helping and protecting the criminal, when they should be helping and protecting the innocent Americans that are left defenseless without the protection of Stand Your Ground laws.
  • Transition: Summarize your reason and lead into the next reason
  • Not only should Stand Your Ground laws exist so innocent people can protect themselves against criminals, but they should also exist because it is a basic right.

Body Paragraph

  • Stand Your Ground laws should exist throughout the United States because innocent people have a right to protect themselves from harm. In today’s society, crime has increased three fold since 1960 according to the Bureau of Justice statistics. These increases leave the average American vulnerable to becoming a victim of violent crime or even worse, dead. Innocent Americans don’t have to become a crime statistic victim if the laws were on their side, protecting the innocent instead of the criminals that are committing these heinous crimes. While owning a gun does not increase nor decrease crime rates according to the magazine Real Clear Science, it does prevent you or a loved one from falling victim to a criminal attack. Think about it, if you are being attacked, are you going to allow the person to attack you without trying to fight back or get away? Of course not, you would do whatever it takes for you or your loved one’s survival. Having Stand Your Ground laws, an innocent person would be able to protect themselves against a violent criminal that is threatening their life without fear of being incarcerated or labeled a murderer in the justice system. Laws appear to be helping and protecting the criminal, when they should be helping and protecting the innocent Americans that are left defenseless without the protection of Stand Your Ground laws. Not only should Stand Your Ground laws exist so innocent people can protect themselves against criminals, but they should also exist because it is a basic right.

Body Paragraph(s) GATE—3

  • Topic Sentence: Topic + Reason
  • Stand Your Ground laws should exist throughout the United States because innocent people have a right to protect themselves from harm.
  • Reason: Define the reason or Explain the reason as an issue (statistic)
  • In today’s society, crime has increased three fold since 1960 according to the Bureau of Justice statistics. These increases leave the average American vulnerable to becoming a victim of violent crime or even worse, dead.
  • Example: Give a real life or general example (statistic)
  • Innocent Americans don’t have to become a crime statistic victim if the laws were on their side, protecting the innocent instead of the criminals that are committing these heinous crimes. While owning a gun does not increase nor decrease crime rates according to the magazine Real Clear Science, it does prevent you or a loved one from falling victim to a criminal attack.
  • Analyze Reason: Why is this important to SYG? How does it affect citizens?
  • Think about it, if you are being attacked, are you going to allow the person to attack you without trying to fight back or get away? Of course not, you would do whatever it takes for you or your loved one’s survival. Having Stand Your Ground laws, an innocent person would be able to protect themselves against a violent criminal that is threatening their life without fear of being incarcerated or labeled a murderer in the justice system. Laws appear to be helping and protecting the criminal, when they should be helping and protecting the innocent Americans that are left defenseless without the protection of Stand Your Ground laws.
  • Transition: Summarize your reason and lead into the next reason
  • Not only should Stand Your Ground laws exist so innocent people can protect themselves against criminals, but they should also exist because it is a basic right.

Transitions

  • Transition
  • -Summarize your current reason
  • -Lead into your next reason
  • Not only should Stand Your Ground laws exist so innocent people can protect themselves against criminals, but they should also exist because it is your right to bear arms.

Transition Words

  • Comparing
  • -also, another, like, moreover, too, and just as, likewise, similarly
  • Contrasting
  • -although, however, instead, on the other hand, yet, but, in spite of, nevertheless, still
  • Cause/Effect Relationship
  • -as a result, because, consequently, for, for this reason, since, so, so that, therefore
  • Order of Importance
  • -first, last, mainly, more important, to begin with

Body Paragraph-Acknowledge Other Side

  • Topic Sentence: Topic + argument of the other side
  • Now, some might argue that Stand Your Ground laws should not exist.
  • Reason: Give two examples that the other side argues
  • They believe that it will lead to an increase in violence throughout the United States and that trained cops should be the ones to protect the citizens.
  • Example and Analysis: Downplay 2 arguments and counter them
  • What they don’t understand is nobody wants to have blood on their hands and to be responsible for another person’s death unless it was absolutely necessary. What if it was your life or your child’s life in question, wouldn’t you want to fight to survive and be protected under the law in doing so? Sure, you could wait for a trained officer to arrive, but how long do you really have when someone is trying to kill you or your loved one?
  • Transition: Go back to your side
  • Stand your ground laws are essential in protecting the innocent when they feel there is nothing else they can do to survive.

Conclusion

  • Restate Topic and Thesis
  • Stand Your Ground laws should/should not exist for all states in the United States because…
  • Appeal to Reader/Relate to Life
  • Answer the original question: When is it okay to kill?
  • Describe future issues with having/not having SYG
  • Describe what kind of society and people SYG would produce
  • Support-Stand Your Ground laws should exist because…PROTECTION
  • Refute-Stand Your Ground laws should not exist because…VIOLENCE
  • Second Amendment rights
  • Mistakes made by the “untrained”
  • Officers aren’t getting to crimes fast enough
  • Represents a license to kill
  • Encourages violence

Peer Editing Practice

  • Switch your paper with a partner in your group.
  • Read it quietly and make corrections to make it better including:
  • -Grammatical
  • (make the correction legible)
  • -Ideas/Details
  • (use suggestion)
  • -Ways to improve
  • (use + suggestion)
  • -Things that don’t make sense
  • (use ???)

Peer Editing Practice

  • Switch your paper with a different partner in your group.
  • Read the paper out loud and add in:
  • -Words corrections
  • -Punctuation corrections
  • -Sentence structure corrections

Highlighting Essay Elements

  • Paragraph 1: Introduction
  • -Attention Getter (ORANGE)
  • -Background Information
  • -Thesis (YELLOW)
  • Paragraph 2-5: Body Paragraphs/Counter
  • -Topic Sentence (Reason)
  • -Reason
  • -Example (1-2)
  • -Analyze Reason (GREEN)
  • -Transition (YELLOW)
  • Paragraph 6: Conclusion
  • -Restate Thesis (YELLOW)
  • -Restate Question
  • -Appeal to Reader/Relate to Life (BLUE)

Determining Essay Level (Circle)

  • Paragraph 1: Introduction
  • - Attention Getter (ORANGE) H M L
  • - Background Information H M L
  • -Thesis (YELLOW) H M L
  • Paragraph 2-5: Body Paragraphs H M L
  • -Topic Sentence (Reason)
  • -Reason
  • -Example (1-2)
  • -Analyze Reason (GREEN)
  • -Transition (YELLOW)
  • Paragraph 5: Conclusion
  • -Restate Thesis (YELLOW) H M L
  • -Restate Question H M L
  • -Appeal to Reader/Life (BLUE) H M L

Determining Essay Grade Range

  • A-B
  • An essay in this category is effective, demonstrating reasonably consistent mastery, although it will have occasional errors.
  • B-C
  • An essay in this category is competent, demonstrating adequate mastery, although it will have errors.
  • C
  • An essay in this category is inadequate, but demonstrates developing mastery, and essay elements are not clear.
  • D
  • An essay in this category is seriously limited, demonstrating little mastery, and essay elements are missing.

Essay Vocabulary

  • Paragraph 1: Introduction
  • -Attention Getter
  • -Background Information
  • -Claim/Thesis/Central Idea
  • Paragraph 2-5: Body Paragraphs/Counter Argument
  • -Topic Sentence
  • -Reason
  • -Example
  • -Analyze Reason/Example
  • -Transition
  • Paragraph 5: Conclusion
  • -Restate Claim/Thesis/Central Idea and Summarize
  • -Appeal to Reader/Relate to Life


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