Persuasive Words

Lately we’ve been working on improving our persuasive communication. The students have been working very hard on organizing their thoughts to support a clear argument. Here’s one student’s draft of a message she felt people needed to hear!


Why Kids Should Not Be Graded In Art

Today I will tell you about why I think kids should not be graded in art at school. I think they should not be graded in art because everybody has different talents and kids could be made to feel depressed. I also think that kids should be graded on effort. Kids should not be graded in art at school.

First of all, everybody has different talents and those different talents are used for many different things, some not including art. I also think that everybody is at a different level of skills. I believe that all students have different techniques of art they are good with. Therefore, because of the different skills students possess it would be more beneficial if students were not graded.

Besides kids having different talents they can also feel very depressed if they don’t get a good grade. Many kids feel very depressed when they get  a bad grade and won’t feel very good about themselves. Some kids might get teased for art and that also leads to feeling bad. This can lead to anger as well.

Additionally, I think kids should be graded on effort. One of the reasons kids should be graded on effort is because is because many kids might try very hard, but not get a good mark. Also, many people start to give up. When people start to give up they might start rushing through their work thinking they will get bad marks.

Finally, there are many reasons why I think kids should not be graded in art, because everybody has different talents and kids feel depressed. And I also strongly think they should be graded on effort at school. Hopefully teachers will consider this the next time they assign something in art class.

Written by KL

 

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