This is a Common Core aligned graphic organizer/essay planner specifically designed for argument writing.
It includes areas for topic, audience, claim, reasons, and specific supporting evidence. A unique feature of this planner is a section designated for possible counterclaims. This is a planner that truly works for multiple grade levels (specifically grades 4-8).
This product includes both a black and white and also color version.
CCSS Anchor Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.