Argumentative Essay Writing Practice with Introductions and Conclusions

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6th - 8th, Homeschool
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24 task cards, 2 texts, vocabulary, digital form
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Use these Printable and Digital Task Cards to give your middle school students practice with argumentative essay introductions and conclusions! They are based on two original, included non-fiction texts about crop circles. Engaging and interactive, these cards will save you time!

Students read the two texts and then use these cards to practice with identifying a suitable hook, bridge and thesis for the introduction and restating the thesis, trimming the point, and the call to action for the conclusion.

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★ 2 rigorous non-fiction texts about crop circles

★ 24 task cards

★ 1 poster with text-based essay vocabulary terms

★ directions to play Scoot and Scatter with the printable cards

★ answer sheets

★ answer key

★Digital version using Google Forms (self-grading!)

These cards will give students good practice with argumentative essay introductions and conclusions and I hope it will help them to be better prepared when they write their own essays like it did for my students. :)


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24 task cards, 2 texts, vocabulary, digital form
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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