Argumentative Essay Writing Middle School Google Slides™

Grade Levels
6th - 9th, Homeschool
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Need an activity to MOTIVATE reluctant writers that can be used DIGITALLY OR Print & GO? This No Prep, High-Interest Argumentative Writing Middle School Unit has a Common Core-aligned color-coded mentor text, graphic organizer, activities, template, transitional word tips, & more. Middle school students will find writing success, and educators will have everything that is needed to teach an effective argumentative writing unit.

This Paper AND Digital Resource Includes the Following:

  • NO PREP, Print & Go, Teacher Time-saver
  • For Use with Google Slides™ Option
  • High-Interest BASKETBALL Topic
  • Argumentative Vocabulary Student Handout, Quiz, and Answer Key
  • Interactive Cootie Catcher (Printable Version Only)
  • Sorting Activities
  • A Deconstructed Color-Coded, Labeled Mentor Argumentative Essay with an Accompanying Graphic Organizer Answer Key and Projector Slides
  • Differentiation is included with an Informational Article on a famous basketball player, which eliminates the need for internet research. Also, an Essay Frame (Template) is provided to help struggling writers compose their argumentative writing
  • Handouts on How to Know if a Source is Credible, a Student Research Notes, and a List of Argumentative Transitional Words
  • A RUBRIC that can be used for self, peer, or teacher ASSESSMENT


What Teachers Are Saying:

  • Honestly, out of everything I taught this year, I think this was the one the kids enjoyed the most. With such a strong emphasis on argument in our standards, this resource is invaluable. Thank you, thank you thank you! -Jessica S.

  • This resource meets its objective in a fun way for kids. The resources are all included, so it doesn't say, "have students research...," which is always more involved than it seems. The articles for kids to use are included! There are hands-on activities. The worksheets are accessible for all levels of students and there is a differentiated section that is awesomely designed to help kids that are on a lower level. The steps are sequenced in an easy-to-follow manner. Great, great resource! Thanks so much for making it available! My kind of teaching! -Bonnie D.

  • This was such a thorough step-by-step way to teach argumentative writing!! I loved it. Thanks so much for such a well-planned resource! -Gail L.

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Total Pages
33 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
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.


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