Researching Natural Disasters and Opinion Writing

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Using research, students will draft and revise an opinion speech in which they take a stand on what role U.S. humanitarian organizations should take when neighboring countries are struck by natural disasters. They will then deliver this speech to the class. This written and public speaking performance task centers on NYSP12 ELA Standards RI.5.7,
RI.5.9, W.5.1, W.5.4, W.5.5, W.5.7, W.5.8, W.5.9, SL.5.4, SL.5.6, L.5.1,
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