I don't know about your classroom, but when I mention to my middle school students that they will be writing BCRs, I hear all kinds of moans and groans.
But once I explain that writing BCRs is simply practicing for a lifetime of winning arguments, they change their tune. Kids love to argue, don't they? But they need to learn to argue the right way. They need to learn how to make a claim, support it, and explain it.
Fiction or Nonfiction, students will become better readers, writers, and thinkers with regular ACE practice. More than just a mindless formula, ACE really is the fundamental structure of a strong argument.
This resource has everything you need:
—High interest introduction
—Full Lesson Plan
—Worksheets / Reproducibles
—Bulletin Board Signs