This is an engaging argument essay your students will want to write! Includes: writing prompt, prewriting, graphic organizers, outline, peer edit, rubric, and sources!
Standardized tests have been in the news lately. Some people argue for them, while others say that testing takes away from real learning. This argument essay assignment provides students with the opportunity to take a stand.
Do students take too many standardized tests?
This common core aligned argument essay includes everything you need from initial research on the topic to the grading rubric. This assignment is ideal for students in grades 6-12.
This zipped file contains all PDF documents:
- A teacher suggestion page
- An argument essay
- Textual evidence organizer
- Thesis graphic organizer
- Counterclaim graphic organizer
- Two different essay outlines
- Peer edit form
- 100 point argument essay rubric
- Fill-in-the-blank essay rubric
- A sources document with different, credible sources
This resource is included in a BUNDLE:
Argument Essay Unit - Student Choice #2 - Four Topics
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