Argumentative Essay Intro Paragraph Lesson Practice Quiz | Printable Digital

Grade Levels
6th - 8th
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Teaching middle school students how to write an argumentative essay introduction paragraph has never been easier! Use this printable and digital lesson with notes, 3 days of practice and an assessment to get the job done!

Objective: Students will learn the kinds of sentences that are in an argumentative essay introduction paragraph. Then they will practice and be assessed on that skill.

What's included:

★ Notes for 3 sentences in an introduction paragraph: Hook, Arch (bridge), Thesis

★ 3 days of practice with short texts and prompts

★ 1 assessment

★ Digital version using Google Slides and Google Forms

★ Directions

★ Full answer keys

I used this with my own 7th grade students who were learning English and this really helped them to fully understand the concept of what belongs in an argumentative essay introduction! I hope this helps your students too!


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1 set of notes, 3 practice texts/prompts, 1 assessment
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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