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Argumentative Outline

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Forget giving an outline for students to mindlessly plug and chug. This CCSS-aligned lesson takes teaching organization one step further.

This lesson begins with students annotating mentor texts for where they find claim, evidence, and reasoning, and then creating a plan for how they’d like to organize their own.

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The lesson is fully differentiate-able, with the option of having students design their own outline, use an advanced outline with extensive analysis, or use a basic, 5-paragraph outline--none of which they begin until after analyzing organization in example texts.

Rather than the 5-paragraph outline band-aid approach, it is a lesson that lets students examine the strategy in organization so that they can take charge of it in their own writing.

Note: As a pre-requisite for this lesson, students should have a bit of argumentative writing on a topic, or at least some thoughts about a topic, ready to go. The purpose of this lesson is to help students think through designing their organization in a strategic way.

This lesson plan includes:

  • Content standards
  • Language standards
  • 1 detailed lesson plan
  • 3 editable handouts accompanying the lesson plan
  • Power point slides for the lesson

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45 minutes
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Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

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