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With this low-prep, argumentative writing prompt pack, you will have everything you need to assign an argumentative essay to your middle or high school students. With the high-interest topic - Should cyberbullying be illegal? - your teens will be excited to read the nonfiction textual-based stimuli included and compose an essay to state their point of view!
Student Experience: Students will use the graphic organizer to brainstorm and organize their thoughts. Next, they will read the stimulus with this prompt. Finally, they will write a developed argumentative essay complete with citations.
Included in this editable teaching pack:
-- fully developed prompt on cyberbullying
-- three complete student-written essays (excelling, emerging, and erring)
-- annotations for teaching
-- two links for informational text stimuli
-- common core standards for secondary ELA
-- an argumentative graphic organizer/outline
Have you seen ABC's movie Cyberbully? It is powerful and poignant, and would be a perfect ending to this unit. Click Here for a free viewing guide.
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Classroom success from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "Thank you. This was a great prompt to use while preparing for the state writing assessment."
♥ "Cyberbullying is a huge issue in many schools. This is going to work well. Thanks."
♥ "I love sharing samples with my students. We dissect the prompt and analyze how well the samples addressed every component of the prompt. This resource helped me do just that with my students."
♥ "really helped my students grow their understanding"
♥ "Great for teaching digital citizenship."
♥ "This really helped with my ACT prep for my students."
♥ "Excited to use this use in my class as a "modeling" assignment. Having example essays that students can grade and sources already found for me saved me a lot of time."
♥ "This was easily adaptable for our FSA argumentative essay requirements."
♥ "Very high level prompt. Used it for my students who mastered argumentative thinking in 7th grade."
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Updated Nov. 2016