Argument Writing UNIT Common Core Grades 6-12 Editable

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Tracee Orman
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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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Comprehensive, engaging, and super helpful resource when teaching argumentative writing. Awesome product!
My student thoroughly enjoyed using this resource! It was so easy to use and so well done! It showed my students step by step how to write an argument piece.
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Teach your students to write solid argument essays step-by-step with my Argument Writing unit. It is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for grades 6-12.

Newly updated to include EDITABLE handouts and rubrics in Google Drive (using Google Slides).

This IS included in my mega bundle: ALL of my WRITING RESOURCES MEGA BUNDLE and is also included in my Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts.

Students won't struggle writing an argument with my graphic organizers, outline, and instructions. I've broken down the standards, looking at the precise skills students need to practice and incorporated them into easy-to-understand images and organizers.

Students will:
-Form claims
-Strengthen claims
-Research data and facts to support claims
-Create outlines
-Address the counterclaims and write rebuttals
-Write introduction and conclusion
-Cite sources using MLA format and style guidelines (updated with MLA 8th Edition guides and handouts)

Includes detailed grading rubrics for grades 6-8 and 9-12, making assessment easy for you. The rubrics do not just cover the writing standards; alignment to the language and reading standards are incorporated into them.

This unit includes the following individual products:

Argument Writing Student Visual Guide (PDF only)

Argument Writing Editable Student Handouts

Argument Writing Common Core-Aligned Student Rubrics

*It does NOT include*
The companion presentation in EDITABLE format here:
Argument Writing Presentation - Editable - Companion to the Student Guide and Handouts

You can Purchase ALL of my Argument Writing products at a discount here:
Argument Essay Writing Bundle + Editable Presentation and Handouts

UPDATED NOV. 2016: Google Drive handouts and rubrics that are EDITABLE and can be shared using Google Classroom (or another secured site like Edmodo).

UPDATED SEPT. 2016: MLA 8th Edition Format guidelines are included, with handouts for documenting sources.

UPDATED MARCH 2014: Includes examples and detailed Common Core Argument Writing STUDENT GUIDE for Grades 6-12. (This added 30+ pages to this bundle!)
I also added a detailed example of a counterclaim and rebuttal paragraph. I made several visual aids showing students the essential things necessary for a good counterclaim rebuttal paragraph. (This bundle is now over 100 pages)

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Created by ©Tracee Orman
Mrs. Orman's Classroom
Total Pages
142 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.


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