Teach your students to write solid argument essays step-by-step with my Argument Writing unit. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12. Newly updated to include EDITABLE handouts and rubrics in Google Drive (using Google Slides).
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The three Common Core writing types: argument, narrative, and informative, are fun and easy to teach using strong mentor texts and a step-by-step process. This highly rated writing bundle includes everything you need!
Each writing unit is comprehensive and easy to use.
The Middle Grades ELA Common Core Toolbox contains 77 learning activities aligned to the CCSS for grades 6-8. It includes printables that can be used multiple times throughout the year to address nearly all of the standards in reading literature and informational texts, and many of the speaking and
Argument writing is an essential life skill that is much easier to teach when you have well-written mentor texts and a step-by-step process. Students will LOVE this argument writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.
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The Giver by Lois Lowry teaching guide - 152 pages high-level questions, activities, Common Core Aligned
This Common Core Aligned Secondary Solutions Literature Guide for The Giver by Lois Lowry has been written to focus on time-tested best practices for teaching, and is
This classroom-tested unit will take you and your students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and polishing an argumentative (or persuasive) essay.
The first few days are structured, whole-class lessons. After that, the class moves into a series of writer’s workshop days as stude
When students analyze and respond to a text they are often required to cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support their interpretation of what the text says. That’s why it is essential to teach students not only the skill of selecting the right evidence, but also the skill of writing a re
Teach students the elements of Argumentative / Persuasive Writing:
- Write opening and closing paragraphs
- Address audience and their opposing views
- Take a position
- Make an outline
- Draft paragraphs from Outlines
- Put it all together while addressing the Common Core Standards!
This interactive PowerPoint presentation and guided notes resource will help make the challenges of argument writing a breeze!
When I tell my students we're working on an argumentative writing unit, they cheer! Kids LOVE to “argue,” and when they learn the right way to present their argument, their
MLA Format; MLA Style; MLA Handbook, 7th Edition (2008); Works Cited
Give your students the tools they need to master in-text citations and Works Cited pages. This 7 page product includes a succinct and clear overview of the types of sources and how to cite each, explanations and examples of the m
Argumentative Essay Writing will be a breeze with this step-by-step resource designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process.
Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting all five paragraphs! Includes a sample essay to motivate student writers and m
This 10-Day Persuasive Writing Unit will have your students analyzing advertisements, developing an understanding of the critical components of persuasive writing, and writing their own persuasive advertisements. Since students write persuasive ads (filled with figurative language, propaganda techn
Argumentative Essays - Complete Unit.
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Writing an argumentative essay is an essential skill for middle school and secondary students. This unit is CCSS aligned, with grading rubrics for each grade level 7 - 12 that reflect the standards.
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This Common Core Standards Based (ELA: Writing) product all about Persuasive Essays is full of everything you need to help students grasp
Opinion writing is the focus of this complete Common Core unit. It guides students through the writing of a five paragraph essay with many handouts, graphic organizers, and PowerPoint slides. In each lesson, the step of the writing process is introduced and explained thoroughly with an interactive a
In this book, you will find twenty argumentative writing exercises. Each exercise presents an argumentative prompt accompanied by three questions or tasks which will generate critical thinking skills, discussion, and debate. Some of the topics require the students to acknowledge and distinguish a cl
Continue the metaphor that Essays are like Meals… if a thesis statement promised what was to come (like a menu), then the body paragraphs are the time to deliver!
Use this easy simile to teach your students why essays need body paragraphs, how they function in an essay overall, and what a “good” on
Use these Common Core aligned resources to help your students improve their persuasive writing!
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• An 27 slide Powerpoint presentation that guides you through the entire lesson. The pr
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Teaching Unit, Narrative of Frederick Douglass Novel Guide, Frederick Douglass Book Study
This Literature Guide for Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave is written using time-tested best practices for teachin
Students will use close reading skills and cite text evidence to prove their case in this "Tell Tale Heart" Mock Trial. Students will read the short story "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe. Then students will view a short mock trial procedure video. Next, students will be assigned roles and d
Fantastic for the beginning of the year, this unit instructs the Literary Essay creatively, through informative template graphics and step by step prompts. Upon completion, students will feel confident in their understanding of the importance, applicability and necessity of the literary essay.
Business Letter Format. FREE This business letter format shows that there are 6 parts to a business letter: heading, inside address, salutation, body, closing, and signature. Give the handout to your students as a model, and then let them compose their own business letter. Supports common core stand
Use these Common Core assignments to go along with your Ancient Greece Unit. Many pages are designed to go along with an Interactive Notebook; however these can be easily adapted to fit into any lesson.
This package includes the following:
-2 Sequencing Maps- one on the Persian War, and one on th
Back to School - Thinkers Keys cards and worksheets
Are you looking for a Back to School resource that actually gets your students thinking? Using the popular Thinkers Key's, these 20 task cards (and accompanying worksheets) will get your students critical
An engaging, detailed PowerPoint presentation perfect for introducing or reviewing the basics of argument writing. The PowerPoint walks students through the beginnings of argument writing by developing, supporting, and proving it's own (somewhat silly) claim. When used with the FREE argument writing
* Quotes as Supporting Evidence
* Supporting Evidence in Writing
* Activities for using Quotes as Supporting Evidence
* Supporting Evidence in Writing Comprehension
* Differentiated Activities for Supporting Evidence in Writing Comprehension
* Enrichment Activities for Suppor
What better time to explore a famous poem, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” than during December, which leads up to “the season of giving”? This delightful poem introduces The Grinch, one of Dr. Seuss’ most memorable characters, and give us much to ponder regarding the true meaning of Christmas. Th
Common Core Argument Writing Rubrics for Grades 6-8
This digital download contains seven grades 6-8 argument writing rubrics (each one a variation).
The rubrics are detailed and show the Common Core-alignment for each section/criteria.
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Trying to align your Ancient Rome Unit with Common Core? This mini unit comes with a variety of assignments that are aligned with Common Core skills. Use these assignments to supplement your textbook or other readings that you may use on Ancient Rome.
Included is the following:
I Am Poems for G
This 10 page, Christmas themed assignment offers students the opportunity to practice the Literary Essay based on their response to the critically acclaimed film, "It's a wonderful Life". This assignment requires no prep and is a fantastic student led assignment which, after initial class discussion
Model introductory paragraphs, topic sentences, supporting details (facts, statistics, expert testimony), and concluding paragraphs to support state writing tests and Common Core informational and argumentative writing.
The provided 4 Common Core informational and argumentative prompts and model in
This bundle will take your students through the ENTIRE argumentative writing process, from start to finish!
The set includes the following:
- A warm-up with 2 sample prompts. This will get your students thinking & talking about something that they'd like to convince their school to change (pro
Literary Response | Literary Writing | Literary Essay
Literary analysis is an important writing area for middle school students to master. These weekly prompts serve as a less formal way of encouraging literary analytical thinking and can easily be evolved into longer essay prompts. Each topic look
Need help tying in the Common Core to your ancient Egypt Unit? This bundles includes a Common Core persuasive writing assignment in which students argue whether or not artifacts should be returned to Egypt. I've provided the information, in the form of a short video, the brainstorming sheet, and t
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne is a deeply moving novel that tells the story of a young boy and his family who live just outside of a concentration camp during the Second World War. The boy’s father is the commandant of the camp, and the boy becomes friends with a young Jewish boy who
FALL - Thinkers Keys cards and worksheets
Included in this FOREVER FREEBIE is a great resource to get your students thinking critically and creatively all the way through Fall.
First there are 20 thinkers keys task cards that draw on a range of thinking skills.
Also included are r
This 20 page lesson includes everything needed to teach 5th-8th graders the art of argumentative essay writing. A scaffolded lesson about Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem current event issue is included!
1. Teacher Direction and Standards
2. Student Checklist for Writing Argumen
This resource is comprised of three parts:
1. Middle School Writing Prompt Task Cards for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing + Research and Writing Skills
2. Self-Peer-Teacher Editing Checklists for Argument, Narrative & Informative Writing (CCSS Aligned)
Teach your students to know and address the audience in their persuasive/argument essays!
My students had trouble with persuasive writing for years because I made too many assumptions about their understanding of audience and addressing opposing views. I finally got a clue and made these lessons to
This is a complete argumentative essay unit plan.
**all lesson plans
**rubric to teach argumentative essay writing in grades 6-9+.
All planning is done, including tips for grading. It encompasses the Argumentative wr
Commas Part 2 Print & Go Grammar Pages
No Prep, No Stress Grammar Printables for Secondary ELA!
Use these four handy handouts to introduce and practice the grammar concepts of commas with nonessential modifiers: adjective clauses and participial phrases.
Great for ACT review! The resource
Paraphrasing is an important skill, and one that is very difficult for students. Students who are beginning researchers often end up plagiarizing, not because they mean to, but just because they don't know how to best paraphrase someone else's work.
This packet has all that you need to get student
Try It Before You Buy It! This free basic rubric is used first, then followed by the rest of the rubrics available for purchase as the class progresses in their writing skills.
Included in this resource:
✓ How I Use This Resource
✓ 5 Paragraph Basic Rubric 1 - With
Students will develop a knowledge of the competing ideologies in the book and how they played out in WWII and Cold War events. Through response writing, they will also further evidence-based writing skills while examining themes, characters, and events.
Product includes lesson plans, graphic organi
For this activity, students will write a letter to the young Ruby Bridges, welcoming her to their school. After watching the movie or simply learning about her and her hardships, students can welcome Ruby to their school. Students are instructed to describe their school and tell Ruby about how she w
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A great resource for teaching students how to organize an argument essay. This resource is ideal for upper elementary and middle school students. This worksheet includes organizing argument writing around a thesis statement, having clear reasons to support a thesis, and using evidence and research t
CHRISTMAS - Thinkers Keys cards and worksheets
Get your students thinking critically, and creatively using these writing and thinking prompt cards this Christmas.
Included are 20 task cards that will have your students thinking deeper. Christmas themed with 20 different types o
This TIERED/LEVELED activity includes four sets of manipulatives. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating for reuse.
The students will match expository essay thesis statements to the most effective and appropriate supporting paragraph.
Set one, three, and four have six pieces and set two