Argument and Persuasive Writing Notebook for Research • Middle school no prep notebook that will help your students stay organized when they're researching topics to argue or persuade.
Use for writing, debate, or oral presentations. Step-by-step graphic organizers guide students through choosing and narrowing a topic, collecting research, and organizing their argument.
This resource includes:
→ Idea generator "What should I write about?"
→ Narrow your topic funnel. Help students get that topic narrowed!
→ What are the sides? Looking at the pros & cons
→ What side do you want to take? Claims and considerations
→ Research note taker with resource chart -- makes it easy for students to create a works cited page later (pages for five different resources)
→ Focus your topic questions. Students consider what they've learned through their research and how they want to refocus their point of view or argument.
→ Outline of the body of the argument -- where does the research go? Where is more needed. Students can see the gaps!
→ Intro paragraph & conclusion. Suggestions and hints.
→ Drafting page
→ Teacher checklist makes it easy to conduct formative assessments, track conferences, and help students focus writing purpose
♥ Use this research notebook with any topic over and over again throughout the year. Reinforce research skills and developing an argument.
♥ Easy to use. Print and go!
♥ Great for writing workshop -- students know what to do next and can work at their own pace. You can check work as they proceed.
If your students are working on research, you may be interested in:
Bundle: Creating a Works Cited Page & Parenthetical Citation
Bundle: Digital Literarcy -- fact checking, bias, wikipedia, evaluating web sites
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