This writing project is an performance task, or extensive writing assignment, for student learning about argument. This assignment directions are as follows:
Write a letter to the principal of your school using the parts of argument to convince him/her of a topic you care about and feel that you could argue well. Use ALL the parts of argument.
Choose a topic that you feel you could BEST argue for your end of the unit performance task (many example topics listed in assignment).
Write a 5 paragraph argument letter using all these parts of argument in order. You may use this page with sentence stems on the back as inspiration.
The writing assignment has a full page outline with sentence starters to help guide students through writing the letter. This assignment is meant to be detailed so plan for it to take at least a week, if not a bit more for students to draft and create an excellent final product. Hope this assignment is put to great use in your classroom!