Argument Writing 101: PowerPoint, Cheat Sheet and Paired Activity Cards

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Introduce the art of writing argument with a visually-pleasing and engaging PowerPoint. Next, distribute a classroom set of the Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets to help students understand the fundamentals of the two genres.Then have students plan arguments in pairs.

#1: Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat Sheets

Purpose: To help students understand the fundamentals of the two genres

Categories on the Cheat Sheets include:

1) Purpose, 2) Strategy, 3) Phrases, 4) Style and Essential Elements.

#2: 20 Paired Activity Planning Cards

Purpose: To give step by step support to student pairs as they plan an argument piece

Each card includes: 1) a Topic/Issue, 2) Getting Started Information, and 3) a Research Planning Guide.

#3: An Introductory PowerPoint (pdf format)

Purpose: To help students internalize the components of Argument Writing

Additional Materials:

Collaborative Argument Planning Sheet

Full-size versions of the Paired Activity Planning Cards

Added in 2017: Two secured versions of the Argument Writing 101 Presentation (one PDF version and one PowerPoint version) and rebuttal samples

What teachers have said about this resource:

♥ Several administrators stopped by when the arguments were taking place, and this lesson ended up being a huge hit with students and principals. Thank you!

-Stephanie V.

♥ This is a wonderful resource! You have activities, detailed plans and instructions - and a visually appealing PowerPoint to help with the lessons. I will definitely use this in the fall when we begin working on argumentative and persuasive writing.

-Jen A.

♥ What an incredible resource. So many interesting topics for students to choose from. Super writing support and guidance throughout.

-Gretchen M.

♥ Actually helps make argument writing fun!

- Alexis L.

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