Argument Writing Unit for Secondary ELA

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Description

Argumentative Writing Unit: This argument writing unit includes everything you need to teach your middle and high school students about understanding nonfiction text and writing an argument essay. This resource includes an editable PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction and supplementary teaching resources, handouts, assignments, and more.

There are two different files in the zipped download.

- An engaging and editable 25-slide PowerPoint presentation

- A PDF document with supplementary materials.

The PowerPoints is a multi-day presentation that teaches students about the basics of argumentative writing and informational texts. This lesson covers the differences between persuasive and argumentative writing, purpose, audience, tone, diction, and the rhetorical triangle. It also includes a guided practice for identifying elements of the rhetorical triangle in President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. After teaching students about the basics of informational texts, the PowerPoint guides students through the steps of writing an argumentative essay.

The supplementary material includes:

NEW: Standards-based unit outline

NEW: Argument Essay Writing Sketch Notes

- Two informational text activities (one for the rhetorical triangle and one for diction)

- An argumentative essay assignment with a link to 200 possible topics

NEW: Two new organizers to help students research and plan their essays

- Thesis writing organizer

- Counter argument organizer

- Two argument essay outlines

- An easy-to-understand peer review worksheet

- Two different grading rubrics (one with set and one with fill-in-the-blank points values)

UPDATE: THIS RESOURCE WAS UPDATED ON 6/10/2019

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Total Pages
25 slides, 16 PDF pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.
Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and concerns.
Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

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