Argument Essay Graphic Organizer and Outline Great for Struggling Writers

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Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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4 pages
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Starting an argument writing unit with your students? This teaching resource is a graphic organizer that will help your students brainstorm, elaborate and support their ideas as they work on their argumentative essay. The graphic organizer leads students to build their essay in a logical progression with the last page telling students exactly how to order their final drafts.

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This resource includes:
→ Three page graphic organizer that walks students through finding supporting evidence, devising a hook, acknowledging the opposite point of view, crafting a thesis statement and summarizing the issue.

→ Page that details how to put together argument essay

Check out feedback from happy customers:
Well organized product! I like how you have outlined steps in the process to keep students organized. Thanks.
☆ Awesome organizer for students to use when writing an argumentative essay. I really like how it builds and explains the purpose of each part. It is easy for students to follow and very beneficial. Thank you so much.
☆ This is an excellent scaffolding writing graphic to help students organize their thoughts before writing their paper! Thank you!

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Total Pages
4 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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