Lesson 4: Mini-Argumentative Paper
Students will read a nonfiction article with an open ending. Then, they’ll make a T-Chart and list the evidence that suggests theory A and the evidence for B. Then, the class writes a sample mini-argumentative paper to argue theory A from start to finish. With the first argumentative paper as a model and guide, students now write their own paragraph with the same structure but supporting theory B.
This includes a no-prep, complete lesson with example photos, teacher's notes, and complete instructions.
This is an intermediate-level research paper. It is not required that students complete Lessons 1-3, but it is helpful if your students very inexperienced in writing researched-based argumentative essays.