Argument Writing Unit FREE Sample Lessons

Argument Writing Unit FREE Sample Lessons
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Argument writing is the focus of this complete Common Core unit.

The first 30 pages are included in this free sample.

It guides students through the writing of a five (or six) paragraph essay with many handouts, graphic organizers, and PowerPoint slides. In each lesson, the step of the writing process is introduced and explained thoroughly with an interactive and engaging PowerPoint mini-lesson. There are then corresponding handouts that allow students to practice and graphic organizers that guide them through the writing of their essay. Throughout the unit, there are many examples and models. A writing checklist is also included for students to check off each step of the drafting process as they go.


Argument Writing Lesson 1: INTRODUCTION

Students explore argument and argument writing. They write and discuss where argument writing can be found in everyday life and learn about some of the many purposes it can have.

Argument Writing Lesson 2: PARTS OF AN ARGUMENT ESSAY

Students learn about the three parts of a five-paragraph argument essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. They then practice identifying each part by analyzing two model texts on opposite sides of whether Google is making us less intelligent. Finally, students are asked to write a paragraph explaining their own stance on this topic.

Argument Writing Lesson 3: CHOOSING A TOPIC

Students learn what makes an effective topic for an argument essay and how they can each choose a good topic. They use the brainstorming sheet to narrow down their topic ideas to a single choice.

Argument Writing Lesson 4: CREATING A THESIS STATEMENT

Students will learn how to compose their thesis statement. A graphic organizer is included.

Argument Writing Lesson 5: WRITING A HOOK

Students are taught four ways to effectively “hook” the reader into their essay. They then use the graphic organizer to draft two of these types, and choose the best one.

Argument Writing Lesson 6: WRITING BODY PARAGRAPHS

Students learn the format of a body paragraph and refutation paragraph as well as how to write their own. There is a practice handout with a model text and one graphic organizer for each body paragraph.


Students are taught how to write a conclusion paragraph. They use the provided example and graphic organizer to compose their own.

Argument Writing Lesson 8: EDITING AND REVISING

Students are taught the importance of editing and revising. They go through the process with a self editing checklist and then a peer editing sheet.

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