Argumentative Essay DIGITAL - Distance Learning - Argument Writing

Joy Sexton
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6th - 9th
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Argument writing will be motivating with this step-by-step DIGITAL resource compatible with Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. Great for distance learning, the slides are designed to lead your students with models and supports through the entire process! Easy-to-follow writing templates guide students in drafting all five paragraphs. Students can self-pace all the way through with the clear directions and prompts. Includes a mentor text to model strong writing. Perfect for the 1:1 classroom! CCSS-aligned.

A “No Counterclaim” version is included for 6th-grade or non-Common Core teachers who do not wish to include a counterclaim.

*NOTE: This resource is paperless. You can also view the paper version of my Argumentative Essay resource by clicking here: Argumentative Essay

In this download, you will have a PDF with:

--a link that allows you to access the resource

--instructions for uploading and using the resource with students

--the student resource, with Counterclaim – 26 slides

--the student resource, without Counterclaim – 26 slides

--Teacher Guidelines for using the resource

--Common Core standards


--ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY STRUCTURE – The assignment is explained along with a visual representation of the 5-paragraph structure of the essay.

--TOPIC CHOICES – A slide that provides 12 argumentative topic choices and also offers students the opportunity to choose topics of their own (with teacher approval). The Topic Choices are editable so teachers can make any desired changes.

--INTERNET RESEARCH – Students take notes from web sites on these slides and are instructed how to document information for citing their sources.

--PRE-WRITING ORGANIZER – A detailed graphic organizer where students type in key information for the essay.

--WRITING THE INTRODUCTION – A slide that contains instructions and examples for writing an attention grabber and a type-in template (with supports) for drafting the entire introduction.

--STUDENT EXAMPLES OF AN INTRODUCTION – Two different introductions are demonstrated, with parts of each introduction labeled.

--WRITING BODY PARAGRAPHS – Type-in templates (with sentence-by-sentence supports) guide students as they write their body paragraphs.

--WRITING THE COUNTERCLAIM – A type-in template for drafting the counterclaim paragraph includes writing instruction and a model counterclaim paragraph.

--WRITING THE CONCLUSION – A type-in template (with supports) guides students as they write a concluding paragraph.

--WRITING THE WORKS CITED – An attractive slide with correct formats for citing sources, with sample entries provided.

--MENTOR TEXT – A sample argumentative essay demonstrates format, content, and writing expectations as a model for student writing.

--WRITING TIPS – A slide of transitions, strong words, and other writing tips is provided to guide student writing.

--STUDENT SELF-EVALUATION CHECKLIST – Students evaluate their process and product on a checklist.

--NO COUNTERCLAIM VERSION FOR 6th GRADE and NON-COMMON CORE TEACHERS – A separate version of the entire resource that can be used by teachers who do not wish to include a counterclaim in the essay. (6 slides are different from the other version.) Students still write a 5-paragraph essay, but include another reason with evidence in place of a counterclaim and rebuttal.

--GRADING RUBRIC – A 4-point rubric for grading the essays (optional) is included.

You will love the organization of this resource and the “scaffolds” that help students produce strong writing! Great for differentiation, as self-directed learners will be able to pace through the tasks independently.

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Thanks! --Joy

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
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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