Teach readers about the parts of the argumentative essay with this (slightly silly) readers theatre script. Introduction gets things going by talking first--as usual--and Counterclaim is sure to state an opposing view. Poor Conclusion is just waiting for a turn! After reading this script, students can sort the included cards to match essay parts to their descriptions.
It's a fun way to introduce a tough topic. Wait until you hear the conversations that develop as students assign parts in their groups and talk about the personalities of the different essay parts!
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