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The Winter Olympics have just begun, with the hope of more Canadians winning gold medals on home soil. Athletes are excited to be in Vancouver, British Columbia, competing against the best challengers in the world.

Athletes generally compete in one sport. Which one is the best sport? Which has the best athletes? Is there a sport that requires more speed, skill and strength? Which sport is most artistic? Which one is the most fun to watch?

In this assignment, you will pick a sport and argue that it is the best sport -- bar none, no exceptions, so much cooler!!! -- in the Winter Olympics.

Your final product will be a poster about THE BEST SPORT IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS!

The poster needs to:

  • say which sport is the best
  • give three reasons why it is better than any other sport
  • give evidence for each reason -- what makes it better than another sport?
  • wrap up your argument with a call to action
  • include a picture or series of pictures showing the sport in action -- with captions

On Wednesday, you will:

  • make a list of pros and cons for 3 sports from the list of Winter Olympic events below
  • choose THE BEST SPORT IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS!!!!
  • pick your best arguments for your sport and against the other sports from your pros and cons lists
  • begin to come up with evidence for your best arguments using point - proof - comment (PPC) sheets

On Thursday, you will:

  • finish finding evidence and commenting on your arguments on the PPC sheets
  • write a first copy of your arguments about why your sport is THE BEST SPORT IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS!!! and write a call to action on lined paper
  • begin drawing a picture or series of pictures showing the sport in action
  • make captions for the picture or pictures describing the information on the paper

On Friday, you will:

  • fix spelling and grammatical errors on your lined paper copy
  • rearrange ideas about why your sport is THE BEST SPORT IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS!!! on your lined paper copy to make it easy to understand
  • write your best copy on poster paper
  • add your pictures to the poster paper

On Saturday and Sunday, you will:

  • sleep in
  • bask in the glow of the awesomeness that is your poster about THE BEST SPORT IN THE WINTER OLYMPICS!!!
  • play some video games
  • watch your sport on TV or online! (I mean, it's the best, right?)

Winter Olympic Events


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