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Argument essay 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 essay writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.
*Updated 1/7/18. I included 40 editable pages, a Google Drive link to the entire argumentative essay unit, and an extra rubric!
*Updated 9/26/17. Buyers have been asking for at-a-glance lesson plans just like the plans in my other writing units, so I have included them here. I've also included lessons on recognizing persuasive arguments, revising, and editing.
This argumentative writing unit is comprehensive and extremely easy to use. It includes a step-by-step approach to help your students write effective arguments. They will be successful!
Included in this Unit:
♦ At-a-Glance Daily Lesson Plans
♦ "Flexible" or Quick Use Plans Option
♦ 40 Editable Pages- Customize this to your liking!
♦ Google Drive link
♦ Argumentative Writing Terminology
♦ Organizing and Planning the Essay
♦ Writing the Introductory Paragraph
♦ Writing the Body Paragraphs
♦ Writing the Counter Argument Body Paragraph
♦ Writing a Strong Conclusion
♦ 2 Essay Mentor Texts
♦ 1 Legislation Letter Mentor Text
♦ Essay Organization Puzzle Challenge
♦ Suggestions for Choosing a Topic
♦ Argumentative Essay Student Checklist
♦ TWO Argumentative Essay Writing Rubrics
♦ and more!
Bonus Model Congress Unit:
I've now included an additional mini-unit. The essays provide a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about enacting legislation. Some simple modifications to the essays are required. By turning the essays into letters to government representatives, students can learn a valuable lesson about the power of the written word!
*Please note: This writing unit can be used in conjunction with Argument Writing PowerPoint and Notes to really drive home the concepts!
"How to Write an Argumentative Essay" addresses the following Common Core Standards:
W.6.1; W.6.1a-e; W.6.7; W.6.9;W.6.10
W.7.1; W.7.1a-e; W.7.7; W.7.9; W.7.10
W.8.1; W.8.1a-e; W.8.7; W.8.9; W.8.10
W.9-10.1; W.9-10.1a-e;W.9-10.9; W.9-10.10
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