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Reduce your teaching essay writing stress by using this argumentative essay graphic organizer set that you can give to your middle school students to refer to when they are writing a text-based essay in class! , these sheets can be used to create a writing portfolio or writing toolkit!
✅ A Writing Process Infographic
✅ An argumentative essay graphic organizer / outline with sentence starters
✅ An argumentative essay graphic organizer / outline that does not have sentence starters
✅ FOUR argumentative essay graphic organizer planning sheets
✅ An Argumentative Essay Skeleton
✅ List of Evidence Sentence Starters
✅ List of Commentary Sentence Starters
✅ List of Introduction, Counterclaim & Call to Action Sentence Starters
✅ List of Transitions for First, Second, Third, Conclusion & Internal Transitions
✅ Digital Version using Google Slides
You'll see I use a special mnemonic to help students remember the structure of an essay:
➡️ HAT (just like you put a hat on the top of your head, you put a hat on the top of your essay)
➡️ ACEIT (Ace it)
➡️: FAUCET (To 'turn it up' or 'pour it on')
➡️: ATT (what’s the last thing you make sure you have before your leave the house ?– your phone – your AT&T! – ok, not everyone has AT&T but the students get the idea!)
My students appreciated having this argumentative essay graphic organizer set in their own writing folders so they always had something with which to refer. I think your students will love this set too and that you will love the results!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Emily M. said, "This really helped students strengthen their arguments and evidence from the text to prove their point. Thank you! :) "
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Leah C. said, "This is a great way to help my history students develop the skill of complexity in an argument--thank you so much!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ashley A. said, "Gave the much-needed structure to my reluctant writers."
SUPPORTS COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
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.
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Argumentative Essay Unit: Printable interactive guided notes that will help you teach the writing process and structure of an argumentative essay with an original nonfiction text set based on the lost city of Atlantis.
DIGITAL Argumentative Essay Unit: NO PREP, DIGITAL lessons with TEN days of step-by-step VIDEO lessons, guided notes, texts, organizers, and more!
Argumentative Essay Writing Task Cards for practicing the structure of introductions and conclusions
Collaborative Argumentative Essay Writing: Students use task cards to write a text-based argumentative essay with their partners!
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