Argument Essay Unit
This is the order that I teach the Argument Essay. I provide Writing Vocabulary and teach the Detailed Paragraph Structure. I have students write the body paragraphs first, and then go back later to write the intro and conclusion. Along with essay assignments and mini-lessons, which also serve as handouts, I provide several PowerPoint presentations, an essay rubric, a checklist of what to turn in with the final draft, and a reflection sheet. All in all, there are 20 documents that are ready to use, or can be easily adapted for your classroom.
This is a great resource that I use every year, and it helps to produce some excellent quality student essays.
Included, you will find:
State Your Position – Intro Activity
Argumentative Essay Topic Choices
Writing Vocabulary for Argument and Persuasion Powerpoint
Rhetorical Appeals Review
Rhetorical Appeals Powerpoint
Beware of Faulty Reasoning – Fallacy Review
Sample Argument Essay to Color-Mark for Argumentative Elements
Thesis Statement Guidelines
Thesis Statement Template/Model
Argument Essay Fact Finding
Argument Map Graphic Organizer
Counter-claim Graphic Organizer
Rhetorical Appeals Planning Sheet
Argumentative Essay Outline
Argumentative Words Handout
Paragraph Shaping Sheet
Argument Peer Evaluation Guide
Argument Assessment Rubric
Argument Essay Reflection
Decision Not to Submit Form
I hope that this unit works well for you! Please look for my other materials, including:
Paragraph Practice for back to school
Back to School Writing Activity - Find Your Focus
Introduction to Close Reading for Middle and High School
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