Argumentative Writing Middle School ELA Argument Essay PRINT & DIGITAL

Darlene Anne
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Argument essay writing is easier to teach when you have an EDITABLE unit with well-written mentor texts and a step-by-step process. Students will LOVE this argument essay writing unit, as well as the real-life application and mentor texts included here.

Update 1: I included 40 editable pages, a Google Drive link to the entire argumentative essay unit, and an extra rubric! As of January 2021, the digital file is even more interactive.

Update 2: Buyers have been asking for at-a-glance lesson plans just like the plans in my other writing units, so I have included them here. I've also included lessons on recognizing persuasive arguments, revising, and editing.

This argumentative writing unit is comprehensive and extremely easy to use. It includes a step-by-step approach to help your students write effective arguments. They will be successful!

Included in this Unit:

♦ At-a-Glance Daily Lesson Plans

♦ "Flexible" or Quick Use Plans Option

♦ 40 Editable Pages- Customize this to your liking!

♦ Google Drive link

♦ Argumentative Writing Terminology

♦ Organizing and Planning the Essay

♦ Writing the Introductory Paragraph

♦ Writing the Body Paragraphs

♦ Writing the Counter Argument Body Paragraph

♦ Writing a Strong Conclusion

♦ 2 Essay Mentor Texts

♦ 1 Legislation Letter Mentor Text

♦ Essay Organization Puzzle Challenge

♦ Suggestions for Choosing a Topic

♦ Argumentative Essay Student Checklist

♦ TWO Argumentative Essay Writing Rubrics

♦ and more!

Bonus Model Congress Unit:

I've now included an additional mini-unit. The essays provide a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about enacting legislation. Some simple modifications to the essays are required. By turning the essays into letters to government representatives, students can learn a valuable lesson about the power of the written word!

*Please note: This writing unit can be used in conjunction with Argument Writing PowerPoint and Notes to really drive home the concepts!

"How to Write an Argumentative Essay" addresses the following Common Core Standards:

W.6.1; W.6.1a-e; W.6.7; W.6.9;W.6.10

W.7.1; W.7.1a-e; W.7.7; W.7.9; W.7.10

W.8.1; W.8.1a-e; W.8.7; W.8.9; W.8.10

W.9-10.1; W.9-10.1a-e;W.9-10.9; W.9-10.10

* Please check out the preview to see everything that is included.

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Argumentative, Narrative, and Informational Writing Workshop Bundle {CCSS}

It is also part of this BIG writing bundle:

Argumentative, Narrative, Informative, Research Writing and More: BIG Bundle

You might like these other Common Core resources:

Writing Workshop Minilessons Revision Editing and Diagnostic

50 Argument Topics with Outlines and Rubrics

Research Paper Feature Article Writer’s Workshop

Don’t Flip! Test Tip Flip Book and More

How to Write an Essay Requiring Text Based Details

Informational Essay Writing

Close Read: Step by Step Strategies for Success

Narrative Writing Workshop

Literary Elements: Plot Interactive Notebook or Cornell Outline Choice

Literary Elements: Theme Interactive Notebook or Cornell Outline Choice

Figurative Language: Teach, Practice, Test

As always, you can contact me with any questions.

Take care, ♥


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.


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