Johns Hopkins University Secondary Support Initiative (JHUSSI)  

STOP and DARE Writing Strategy

 

 

 

Purpose of Strategy/Approach

 

Use STOP and DARE planning strategies to prepare to write persuasive papers. Use STOP and DARE and then combine them with the DEFENDS writing strategy to create opinion papers.

 

Rationale of Lesson

 

Students will compare and contrast two science fiction short stories The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury through a variety of print, non-print, electronic, and other media to develop their ability to comprehend and critically interpret the short stories’ significance from a historical and or cultural context of technology.

 

Acknowledgment of Content Expert and Consultants

 

Pam Mayette and Dr. Mary Ellen Beatty-O’Ferrall

Materials

  • copies of The Veldt and All in a Summer Day by Ray Bradbury
  • computer(s) with Microsoft Excel software
  • graph paper
  • pencils
  • colored markers
  • highlighters
  • STOP poster (at least one)
  • DARE poster (at least one)
  • copies of STOP prompt sheet that can fit on an index card
  • copies of DARE prompt sheet that can fit on an index card
  • index cards
  • glue sticks
  • tape
  • overhead projector or computer with projector
  • thesaurus in book form or computers providing access to thesaurus over the internet
  • English journals or pieces of paper