The fisherman, Grim, should not have killed Havelok for three reasons. Havelok had the late king’s birthmark; a red crown, the evil Earl was trying to take over Denmark, and killing people, especially royal important people, is generally wrong.
The first reason that Grim should not have killed Havelok is that he had the late king’s birthmark; a red crown. The second reason that Grim should not have killed Havelok was that the evil Earl was trying to take over the throne of Denmark. The third reason that Grim should not have killed Havelok is that killing people, especially royal, important people, is generally wrong.
Grim should not have killed Havelok because the boy had the late king’s birthmark, the evil Earl was trying to steal the crown of Denmark, and killing people, especially royal, important people, is generally wrong.
Now for Mariel's Lesson 6 essay, finished this week. Keep in mind that scaffolding (designed to instinctivize-- is that a word?-- structure) is still strictly in place, so it doesn't flow as well as a 'real' essay. Also, names have been changed to protect privacy:
M&Ms: Plain or Peanut
According to a poll given by the author, more people will buy peanut M&Ms over plain.
Both peanut M&M and plain M&M supporters agree that chocolate, in any shape or form, is needed. But peanut M&M supporter Louisa L. Babbit says, "Peanut. Because the universe is in perfect harmony when you bite into that balanced blend of salty and sweet." Many agree with her, but listen to how plain M&M supporter Darcy Smith eats these beloved sweets: "Plain and heated in the microwave. Middles melt and it's just awesome."
Mariel should not buy peanut M&Ms for three reasons. M&Ms should only contain chocolate, peanut M&Ms give people problems, and peanut M&Ms cause unpleasant sensations.
The first reason that Allisons hould not buy peanut M&Ms is that M&Ms should only contain chocolate. You can melt plain M&Ms, peanuts disguise chocolate flavor, and the average-sized peanut takes up most of the space in an M&M.
The second reason that Allison should not buy peanut M&Ms is that peanuts give people problems. Peanuts leave a bad aftertaste, they can cause food allergies, and peanuts give diverticulosis patients pain.
The third reason that Allison should not buy peanut M&Ms is that peanuts cause unpleasant sensations. Peanuts get stuck in your teeth, peanut could choke you, and they cause indigestion.
Some people argue that Mariel should buy peanut M&Ms because they are healthy, they have less sugar and are natural appetite suppressants. They forget that Mariel wants a sweet treat, not a healthy one.
They also protest that peanut M&Ms produce pleasant sensations. They crunch nicely, the sugar and salt combine delightfully, and the ratio of peanut to chocolate causes pleasure.
But these two arguments give Allison no reason to buy peanut M&Ms.
Allison should not buy peanut M&Ms for these reasons: M&Ms should only contain chocolate, peanuts give people problems, and peanuts cause unpleasant sensations.
Unfortunately, Allison's family is under the influence of peanut M&Ms, which captivate and allure as the mermaids' song, but then slip away, leaving a bad taste-- and, of course, indigestion.
Note: Normally, I require them to choose issues from history, literature, religion, philosophy. We easily generate "should" questions from these areas. This time I judged it best to allow Mariel's math-and-candy-oriented issue. She was excited about her math unit. Generated by her own enthusiasm, she combined math, science and language arts. She did research, conducted a survey, analyzed data using charts and graphs, and wrote this persuasive essay. (All you see here is the essay.) I stepped back in wonder and welcomed the Lord's mercies. That is good education.