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 l
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.
This argumentative writing unit is comprehe
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 studen
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!
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 res
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
Conclusions can be tough to write, but they are so critical to an essay: the equivalent of a dessert after a meal, leaving a final impression on the reader.
This 45-minute lesson introduces students to conclusion paragraphs through a relatable metaphor and the analysis of two sample paragraphs as me
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 mo
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 an
Use these Common Core aligned resources to help your students improve their persuasive writing!
Included In Your Purchase:
• An 27 slide Powerpoint presentation that guides you through the entire lesson. The pre
Teach students to write outstanding introduction and conclusion paragraphs for persuasive/argument and informative/explanatory/expository essays.
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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 standa
*Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions
*Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions
*Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension
*Differentiated Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Conclusions
*Enrichment Activities for Creative Hook Introductions and Con
*Introductions and Conclusions Bundle
*Bundle Includes Lessons: Several Methods, Creative Hook, Quote, General Statement and Detail Statements
*Activities for Introductions and Conclusions Identification
*Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension
*Differentiated Activities for Introductions and Co
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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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,
Outlining improves composition of paragraphs, stories, and reports. No skill is a better tool for writers than outlining. Organizing topics, subtopics, and details leads to well-structured, coherent, and complete compositions.
These sets develop outlining skills in 4 stages. In the first level, stud
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 int
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 (prom
*Several Methods of Introductions and Conclusions
*Lesson Includes: Interesting Question, Riddle, Opinion, Definition, Figurative Language, Significant Quotation, Personal Experience
*Activities for Introductions and Conclusions Identification
*Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension
This 43-slide PowerPoint resource contains a fun and engaging reader’s theater of O. Henry’s short story “Hearts and Hands." The activities contained in this resource were designed to be used either as a PowerPoint or as printables in a literacy center or whole group setting. The materials, ideas, a
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 th
- Suitable for grades 6 – 8
- High-interest, real-world topics
- Common core aligned
- Fun, playing card theme
- Multiple text genres: opinion, definition, process, descriptive, narrative, cause and effect, and compare and contrast.
- 4 categories covering the essential components of paragraph writin
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)
*General Statement and Detail Statements Introduction and Conclusion
*Activities for General Statement and Detail Statements Introduction and Conclusion Identification
*General Statement and Detail Statements Introduction and Conclusion Comprehension
*Differentiated Activities for General Statement
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 Argument
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 - Witho
*Quote / Quotation Introductions and Conclusions
*Activities for Quote / Quotation Introductions and Conclusions Identification
*Quote / Quotation Introductions and Conclusions Comprehension
*Differentiated Activities for Quote / Quotation Introductions and Conclusions
*Enrichment Activities for Quot
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 organiz
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Check out the Value Pack, which includes all three installments in this series! In this series, you’ll learn “insider” techniques and tips from a college writing professor with almost twenty years of experience. In this installment, you’ll learn how to write a conclusion that supports your thesis. Th
Do you need a laugh? Do your students need one, too? This fun and engaging resource was designed to entertain students as they learn. The 28-slide PowerPoint resource is a fun-filled reader’s theater version of O. Henry’s short story “The Cop and the Anthem” created for Grades 7-12. The reader’s
This project addresses the Common Core standards for 7th grade Language Arts. While I created it for my gifted students, I provide an accommodation sheet with examples of how to differentiate it for multiple levels of learners. The accommodation sheet also provides opportunities for extra enrichmen
Have students close read an article at home or with a partner. This worksheet allows students to search for their own information text on the internet and then "Closely" annotate the text to find the authors purpose and provide evidence to back up their claim. This worksheet has sentence frames to gu
This comprehensive unit test on Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers measures reading comprehension and analysis of key characters and concepts from the novel. The test is divided into four sections, outlined as follows:
Part 1 - Character Identification.
Match names to
Use this worksheet to determine the main idea of an informational/expository text. I use this with my “Time for Kids” magazine weekly. The first day I introduce how to write a “Gist Summary” (a 20-word summary) and then on the following day I explain and model how to fill out the analysis form using
This resource contains three editing checklists to guide students to produce articulate and cohesive pieces of writing using genre specific strategies in line with CCSS.
These tools are designed to be used as part of a three part check.
First, the student assesses his or her own work, then asks a p
This graphic organizer helps students write a conclusion paragraph. The organizer prompts students to write sentences in a specific order to create a clear and concise introductory paragraph. It includes a digital copy that is great for uploading on to a Nearpod presentation, and a blank graphic orga
This high interest activity for grades 5-9 will grasp their attention and allow students to apply the concepts of a controlled experiment following the scientific method.
Students will time different simulated blood viscosities. Don't worry, there is no fake blood to buy just water, corn syrup an
This creative assignment is meant to be used as a follow-up to argument writing, otherwise known as the persuasive essay. While my students were writing their persuasive essays, I realized that many of them had grown so passionate about their positions, they were losing the ability to see the other
Introduce your students to the concept of advocacy through this persuasive letter writing unit that focuses on high interest animal rights issues. This two-week unit uses handouts and a Powerpoint presentation to introduce students to the concept of advocacy and the power of persuasive letter writi
I created this step-by-step guide to guide my seventh graders toward writing strong literary analysis essays. Students are guided through each stage of literary analysis and are proud of the strong essays they are able to write. From understanding the prompt, brainstorming, constructing a thesis st