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Argument Bell Ringers: Claim, Counterargument & Refutation
Give students practice writing arguments with these bell ringer handouts that require them to consider evidence for claims, brainstorm counterarguments, and provide possible refutation. Each handout starts with an engaging topic for adolescents including some of the following: distracted driving,
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Persuasive Writing Counterargument Planner
A template for drafting the counterargument paragraph of a persuasive letter or essay. I used an exemplar model and broke it apart so students could see the necessary elements. There is a place for them to use the model and draft their own paragraph on the back.
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Heroes vs. Villains Argument Claim Counterclaim Counterargument Activity
Students use a graphic organizer to practice creating argumentative claims, counterclaims, and counterarguments using heroes and villains of their choice from fairy tales, movies, comic strips, etc.
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Counterargument & Rebuttal
Often times it seems that counterarguments and rebuttals are the hardest part of an essay to teach to our students. I have created a worksheet that differentiates between the two and also has the students practice by creating their own sentences.
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How to Write Effective Counterarguments
Give your students the tools they need to write effective counterarguments with this classroom tested lesson. The lesson includes the following: • Power Point presentation • Teacher’s guide • Activities for student practice • Link to helpful topics for argumentative essays • Answer key This produc
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Counterargument
A PowerPoint presentation explaining how to write a Counterargument. It explains what it is, how to write one, and where it goes. 11 slides
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Argument Bell Ringers #2: Claim, Counterargument & Refutation
Give students practice writing arguments with these bell ringer handouts that require them to consider evidence for claims, brainstorm counterarguments, and provide possible refutation. This is a second volume with new topics! Each handout starts with an engaging topic for adolescents including so
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H1/8807 GENERAL PAPER: Introduction to Counterarguments
This is a teaching pack for classroom teachers introducing skills relevant to expository essays, counter arguments and rebuttals. Learning objectives: • Recognise rebuttal approaches • Identify and construct accurate rebuttals Includes • 1x Lesson Plan [60 mins] • 22-page notes for teachers and s
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Argument vs. Counterargument Chart (topic:  Reconstruction)
This assignment was designed to help students visually see the Argument vs. Counterargument in the topic of Reconstruction (post Civil War). While preparing for an in-class research driven debate, it was clear that students were challenged with understanding their argument and their opponents count
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Argument - Counterargument Planner
The counterargument can be the toughest part of developing an argument. This scaffold helps remind students of what they need to look for and include in the counterargument piece of a good persuasive essay.
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Argumentative Essay Graphic Organizer with Counterargument
This multi-page graphic organizer allows students to structure their argumentative/persuasive essays in a formulaic manner that includes structures for text evidence, analysis, and counterargument.
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Analyzing Counterarguments in excerpts from Thomas Paine's "Common Sense"
How did Thomas Paine use logos, ethos, and pathos arguments to encourage American patriots to break away from their mother country? Integrate English/language arts instruction and social studies as students analyze excerpts from Thomas Paine's revolutionary document "Common Sense". Included are two
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Building an Argument Using Concession and Counterargument
This resource guides students through the process of choosing a position on a topic and building an argument to support their position. By the end of this activity, students will have a heightened awareness of the presence and often validity of arguments on both sides of an issue, and the goal is t
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Global Regents Outline Cause and Effect and Counterargument
Want a simple outline for a Regents essay that students can use as a guide to write a 4-5 level essay? Want something that includes simple tips for students to move from a 2 to a 3, from a 3 to a 4 and even from a 4 to a 5?
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[FREE] H1/8807 GENERAL PAPER: Introduction to Counterarguments
This is a teaching pack for classroom teachers introducing skills relevant to expository essays, counter arguments and rebuttals. Learning objectives: • Recognise rebuttal approaches • Identify and construct accurate rebuttals Includes • 11-page notes for teachers and students • 2-page student ta
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Writing sophisticated counterarguments for persuasive, argument, and research papers is often a skill that is not directly modeled in a way that students can easily imitate. This engaging step-by-step video aimed directly at middle schoolers - demonstrates EXACTLY how students can write a counterar
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Persuasive Essay : Addressing Reader's Concerns/ Argument-Counterargument
Although this PowerPoint is designed as a supplement to my Persuasive Essay Bank of Resources, it can be used as a stand alone lesson for addressing reader's concerns for a persuasive essay. The topic is Halloween is the best holiday. Lessons may be tailored to using this example as a springboard f
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Evidence Sandwich: Writing An Essay with Evidence and Counterarguments
This is my most complex essay template. I've modified it many times. I hope you find this useful!
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ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING POWER-POINT AND NOTES - FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL
Argumentative writing will be a lot easier to teach with this step-by-step interactive PowerPoint presentation and guided notes resource for middle school students. It tackles the challenges of argument writing and breaks everything down, making it a lot easier for kids to understand.Now, when I tel
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Literacy Centers for Middle School ELA Collection ~ 10 Centers!
Effective literacy centers in the middle school classroom allow students to collaborate and learn in a fun, meaningful, and engaging way. This resource includes ten fun and engaging centers! We provide you with different ideas on how to use centers in your classroom as well as several checklists t

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The 8 Elements of an Argument Posters (CCSS)
TWO SETS of posters define and provide examples for the 8 Elements of an Argument. Twenty-seven 8.5x11 PDF print-ready posters in total. Posters for each of the 8 terms below, which are defined with a practical example. Note: I updated the definitions/examples/color scheme and added the updated p
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Argumentative Writing - Common Core Aligned
The unit was designed to teach students about argumentative writing. The Common Core Standards highlight the shift from persuasive writing to argumentative writing, which requires students to use evidence to support and arguable claim. Additionally, students are required to state an opposing view, o
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Writing the Argument Essay Complete Unit Bundle + Student Interactive Notebook
✍Teach your students how to write the argument essay with this complete unit bundle! Lessons on writing hooks statements, introductions, argument paragraphs, citing evidence, counter-argument paragraphs, argument games, student interactive notebook for all lessons, and classroom posters!✍ ☟What is
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Argument and Debate Mini Unit Topic Cards, Outline, Notes
Argumentative and Debate Topic Cards with Teacher's Guidelines and Instructions, Student Handouts, and Grading Rubrics (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards) If you want to have a classroom debate but don't know where to begin or how to run one, this resource is for you. I've included topic
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