In addition to writing an argument, students will engage in the research process. This Common Core Aligned writing pack is a great, yet simple way to get students thinking about the concepts of argumentative writing and the research process.
Who can use this writing pack?
This pack is geared towards higher level 3rd or 4th graders. It can also be used with 5th and 6th graders.
How long will this take me?
When I taught this, it took about 8-9 weeks. I modeled everything with my own state. (I chose a state no one was using and went through the whole process with the students.)
What will I get in this writing pack?
Posters (10 total)
Building an argument (this is a quick practice to see what they know. You could style it as a debate or a pre-assessment. Cards with topics are included)
Notes for the teacher
Building an Argument - Which state should you move to?
Research steps (half sheet with steps and a recording page)
Note taking tips (half sheet and recording pages for websites and books)
Organizing Notes (half sheet)
Improving Notes (half sheet)
Counterargument (half sheet)
How to write an introduction. (poster and full page for students)
How to write a conclusion. (poster and full page for students)
Putting the rough draft together. (half page with a map to organize paragraphs)
Editing (half sheet)
Revising (half sheet)
Citations (full page of examples)
Final Project (optional - no rubric is included)
Writing Rubric for the students’ final draft
If you have any questions, please remember to email me first.
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