Analyzing Argumentative Writing - Test Prep Packet

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6th - 8th
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Getting students to analyze the elements of argumentative writing is not an easy task because they struggle to dig deep enough into the author's purpose, claim, and reasoning. This Argumentative Writing Packet digs deeper into the author's purpose in the writing, includes MULTIPLE different activities, and includes the high rigor needed to meet the standards.

Topic: The Benefits of Dogs in the Workplace

Product Includes:

  • Standard Self-Assessment Tool
  • Argumentative Passage
  • Passage Interactive Activity
  • Context Clues Activity
  • Graphic Organizer Sort Activity
  • Graphic Organizer Cheat Sheet
  • Evidence-Based Question Set
  • Transition Words Activity
  • Transition Words Notes Sheet
  • Counterclaim & Rebuttal Extension Activity
  • Counterclaim & Rebuttal Notes Sheet

Students will be able to reflect on their own knowledge about each of the standards with a self-assessment activity and standards-aligned questions. Each question is labeled by standard and the DOK level.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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