Check out Yoni’s Blog Post About Kapok Trees

 

Yoni took it a step ABOVE the original assignment.  Instead of writing one paragraph to persuade his readers about Kapok trees, he wrote five paragraphs!!  Way to go above and beyond Yoni! 

Should People Cut Down Kapok Trees? No!!!

Posted on February 2, 2012 by yonih

 

There is a question going on in my class.  This question is.  Should people cut down kapok trees.  Now you will now why I said no.

First, a kapok tree is a big home for a lot of animals.  If you cut it it will destroy their home.  If you do not want to that to happen DO NOT CUT IT DOWN!!!  So the creatures will not have to find another home.

Second, trees make oxygen.  Without oxygen no one will be able to survive.  The leaves clean the air so we can breath.  A kapok tree is a big tree so it has a lot of leaves so it cleans more air.  If you cut down kapok trees there will be less oxygen.  If you do not want that to happen DO NOT CUT IT DOWN!!!  So that will not happen.

Third, Kapok trees can make fruit.  So people, and animals can eat.  With no food you cannot survive.  That is how you get fruit.  If you cut it down there will be less fruit.  If you do not want that to happen DO NOT CUT IT DOWN!!!  So their will be more fruit.

Fourth, Trees are good for water.  When the rain comes trees will get the water, and it will fall from leaf, to leaf.  When it gets to the last leaf an animal could be waiting so it will not drink from the dirty ground it will drink, instead it gets to its mouth.  If their would not be any kapok trees, the animals would have to drink from the dirty ground , they could get sick.  If you do not want that to happen DO NOT CUT IT DOWN!!!  So the animals can be healthy.

Fifth, kapok trees are beautiful.  So the rain forest can be very beautiful.  People would like to visit rain forests that is beautiful.  If you cut them down, there would be no beauty, and people would not visit rain forests.  If you do not want that to happen DO NOT CUT IT DOWN!!!  So people will visit rain forests, and each rainforest will be beautiful.

What do you think?  Yes, or no?

 

Way to go ELIOR!!

This week I chose Elior’s blog post as our POST OF THE WEEK!  The assignment was for the students to write a persuasive paragraph on whether or not Kapok trees should be cut down.  The students had to choose a side and write a convincing paragraph on their decision.  Elior wrote a post about why Kapok trees should NOT be cut down!

 

Should People Cut Down Kapok Trees?

Posted on February 2, 2012 by eliorl

 

No, people should not cut down Kapok trees because any kind of tree is good for the  earth. If you cut down a tree it is like destroying a world.  Also, if you cut down Kapok trees, you are destroying many animals’ food and shelter.  Sometimes humans can be selfish about those kinds of things.  Plus, when a Kapok tree is cut down, it is destroying some of the Amazon Rain Forest and rain forests are good for the earth.  Cutting down one Kapok tree could lead to cutting down another Kapok tree.  Think of yourself as a Kapok tree.  How would you like it a person cut you down?  That’s what it feels like for Kapok trees.  Therefore, I think that you should not cut down Kapok Trees.

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