Argument Writing is a very difficult skill for students to learn and master. It is also highly likely that it will show up on the state standardized tests that the students need to take on a yearly basis. This writing packet is set up to not only teach the student the individual parts of writing an argument essay, but also provides them with an easy, systematic way of editing their writing without having to rewrite the entire piece.
A rubric has been created and provided within the user guide. This is a generic rubric, but can be substituted out for a state standardized writing rubric and graded in accordance to your state's blueprint for testing.
If this is the first time implementing this activity, allow for 2 weeks of instruction.
If this is the first time, pace of the writing activities may be shortened at the teacher's discretion.