This product includes a chart with the different types of sentences in an argument (claim, reason, evidence, counterclaim, rebuttal, and concluding sentence). For each sentence, there is a brief definition and several sentence starters/vocab words to guide students in crafting their arguments. At the bottom, there is a simple activity for students to practice using these terms.
I used this with my seventh graders (to work on Common Core Standard W7.1c). However, since the Common Core Standards spiral, it is appropriate for a variety of grade levels. Basically, if your students need help on organizing and clarifying their ideas in an argument essay, this product is for your classroom!
It is ready to print and use today! No prep needed! I've even included a sample paragraph as an answer key for your convenience. It would work great in an Interactive Notebook, as a warm-up, or a homework assignment as well.
This item is part of my Argument Essay Practice Discount Bundle.
You might also like my Complete Middle School Writing Practice Bundle, with resources for Argument, Narrative, and Informational Essays.