Welcome to Ms. McCallion's ELD  Class Page

Writing and Grammar


February 7,

Make correction on your final draft, then share it to nancy.mccallion@tusd1.org

January 24

Peer Review, rough drafts due

January 22- 23

Work on Draft

January 17

1. Complete your outline

2. Begin writing your draft.

January 15:

  1. Complete the graphic organizer by writing Arguments For and Againstyour thesis (a single sentence that ties together the main idea of any argument)
  2. Research on the web to find supporting evidence (facts and statistics) to support your argument.
  3. Check your sources to be sure that they are reliable by typing the name of the web page into the Source Checker link on the right.

Types of Support

  • evidence: facts and statistics (Example - 11% of the drivers involved in fatal crashes were between the ages of 15 and 20)
  • analogy: a comparison (Example - Texting while driving is like driving with your eyes closed.)
  • anecdote: a personal story (Example - When I volunteered at the school, I found that I was good at working with young children.)

January 10:

  1. ​Choose a topic for your persuasive essay.
  2. Begin researching to find evidence to support your claim.
  3. Use the links on the right to help you.
  4. Check your sources and facts.

Learn new English words

by playing these Vocabulary Games