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Argumentative Essay Writers Toolkit with Separate Counterclaim Paragraphs

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Reduce your stress with these reference sheets that you can give to your middle school students to refer to when they are writing a text-based essay in class! Printable and Digital, use these sheets to create a writing portfolio or writing toolkit!

What's Included:

★ A Writing Process Infographic

★ An argumentative essay outline with sentence starters

★ An argumentative essay outline that does not have sentence starters

★ FOUR essay 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:

Introduction: HAT (just like you put a hat on the top of your head, you put a hat on the top of your essay)

Body: ACEIT (Ace it)

Counterclaim: FAUCET (To 'turn it up' or 'pour it on')

Conclusion: 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 these reference sheets in their own writing folders so they always had something with which to refer. I hope this toolkit helps your students as much as it did mine!

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DIGITAL Argumentative Essay Unit: NO PREP, DIGITAL lessons with TEN days of step-by-step VIDEO lessons, guided notes, texts, organizers and more!

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17 printable sheets, 18 digital slides
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Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
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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