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This unit is 3 weeks long [created for a schedule of 4 times a week, 80 minutes a day] and does not contain homework to go along with the Writing Unit. If you only teach 40 minutes a day, this could turn into a 5-6 week unit…it depends upon your schedule.
This unit was originally created for use at the beginning of the year to re-teach/teach students about argument writing, formally known as persuasive writing.
While students are participating in this unit in class, their homework is their Novel Study, using the Novel Study SmashBook assignment [also found on my TPT]. They read a novel of their choice at home and fill out the SmashBook as they read, due at the end of the 3-week writing unit. This is of course optional, and the unit can be adapted to your classroom's time frame.
The unit uses the "Slip or Trip" idea [one lesson] from Teaching Argument Writing by George Hillocks Jr. All information is provided in this unit; no need to have the book.
While these assignments do meet Common Core standards, they also meet every state's writing standards as well; may be used in Middle School and High School.
-Both Word and PDF versions
-Unit Plan layout [directions for each assignment/each day]
-Notes on Argument Writing and Rhetoric
-Multiple Activities [independent and group]
-In-Class writing assignments
-Quiz on terms [key]
-Photos of student examples
Please do not buy this and then pass off as your own. If you would like to make multiple copies for other teachers at your school, please buy the multiple license. Please do not remove the attribution at the bottom of the pages, as they give credit where credit is due.
Created by Stephanie Wolters/Tales of Teaching in Heels