The 4C’s Collaborative Writing Activity[1]

Step 1: Make a Copy of this Document

To begin, be sure you are logged into your Google account and then please make a copy of this document.

Alternatively, copy/paste this document into Word.

Step 2: Read a Brief Article

Please read the New York Times opinion piece: “A Month Without Sugar

Step 3: Collaborate and Respond

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?

“If you give up sugar for a month, you’ll become part of a growing anti-sugar movement.” -- He wants us to consider giving up sugar for both health and economic reasons...

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[1] 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.