The 4C’s Collaborative Writing Activity
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Please read the New York Times opinion piece: “A Month Without Sugar”
With your partner(s), complete the 4Cs grid related to the article. Aim for 2-3 sentences in each empty square of the grid. You make work together to collaboratively write a response in each space, or one partner may take responsibility for each space and then the other partner(s) can add comments/make revisions.
Connections: What connections can you draw between this idea and others that we have been studying?
Challenges: What ideas, positions, or assumptions do you want to challenge or argue against?
Concepts: What key concepts or ideas from the text are valuable and worth holding on to?
Changes: What changes in attitudes, thinking, or actions are suggested for you or others?
 Adapted from Ritchhart, R., Church, M., & Morrison, K. (2011). Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.