This fully editable 60-slide PowerPoint presentation will wall walk students through the argumentative essay writing process by analyzing a mentor text. The seemingly monumental task for a student writer is broken down into the key elements of argumentation. After presenting and practicing the elements, teachers will have an opportunity to check students for understanding before proceeding. Each of these formative assessments will ultimately become the students' argumentative essays, thus scaffolding the essay.
As written, this activity is ideally suited for advanced students in grades 6-8, on-level grades 9-10, and below-level grades 11 and 12. While the culminating product is an argumentative essay, this activity introduces argument analysis for students preparing for the AP Language and Composition Exam.
Included in the compressed zip file:
+ editable PowerPoint presentation suitable for Nearpod or Pear Deck adaptation
+ PDF version of the presentation viewable in full screen mode
+ complete speaker notes for the teacher
+ 10-page student guide for note taking
+ printable mentor text for analysis and annotation
+ graphic organizer outlining step-by-step procedures for crafting an argumentative essay claim
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