Argument Writing Unit for Middle School - Digital and Printable

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Musings from the Middle School
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This was so easy to use and was great to teach argument writing to my students. It was a very thorough unit and covered everything I needed it to!
Hi! Great resource! It was very informative, and age-appropriate! Truly touched all curriculum areas!
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If teaching argumentative writing is part of your curriculum, this is the product for you! This month-long workshop is broken down into small, manageable steps (detailed lesson plans included!) which will keep your students motivated and engaged.

Students will begin by analyzing argumentative paragraphs and then trying their hand at writing some paragraphs of their own. Next, they see how a paragraph can be stretched into an essay by adding factual and anecdotal support found through research. Finally, they can pick a topic, do some research, and write an argumentative essay on their own.

This unit comes with a link to a 68-page interactive Google Slide "Workbook" that guides students through the lessons and activities, making this perfect for digital/distance learning.


• 4 weeks+ of detailed, step-by-step lesson plans for each day of instruction

• Beautiful and Informative Anchor Charts (available in color and grayscale)

• Sample argumentative paragraphs and essay for analysis

• Paragraph Puzzles (to teach paragraph organization)

• a set of 20 Argument Prompt task cards (highly engaging prompts for middle school-high school students, such as, “Should students be paid for good grades?” and “Should schools be able to punish you for your posts on social media?”)

• an Argument Map (for organizing your essay)

• a Peer Conferencing checklist

• Scoring Rubric

And more!!


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Total Pages
106 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


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