Argumentative Essays for Beginners

Argumentative Essays for Beginners
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Common Core Standards
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61 KB|5 pages
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This includes a 5 page outline for how to write a basic 5 paragraph argumentative essay. Specifically, it details how to write an introduction, 2 body paragraphs, a counterclaim, and a conclusion in a very clear and concise manner.

I use this resource for my struggling writers, especially my ELLs. I often find that giving them too broad an instruction, such as write an introduction paragraph, intimidates them. These worksheets break down each paragraph into steps and allows them to use it as a rough draft. It chunks the assignment into manageable bites that even the most resistant student can complete independently with only check-ins from the teacher.

I also found this helpful with students who may have been absent or not mentally present for the lesson and now need it retaught or the essay will not happen.

I know this follows a basic 5 paragraph format, which I try to move away from in my classroom, but many students need a basic format to start before they really start writing more on their own.
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5 pages
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3 days
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