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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 - Which speaker does a better job of making his/her case against gun control? - 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 stimuli with this prompt. Finally, they will write a developed argumentative essay complete with citations that argues which text uses better reasoning, logic, etc.
Included in this editable teaching pack:
-- fully developed prompt on gun control where students argue to compare/contrast the most effective speech
-- three complete student-written essays (excelling, emerging, and erring)
-- annotations for teaching
--common core standards for secondary ELA
-- an argumentative graphic organizer/outline
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Classroom success stories from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "I used this to prepare a 2nd Amendment debate in my class! Thanks!!!!!"
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♥ "Important topic for discussion and argument. Model texts were extremely helpful for my 9th grade students. Thank you."
♥ "I love sample essays! I believe students need to see good writing to have something to model theirs after."
♥ "I just know this will be a great resource to use with my 8th graders, especially my struggling writers. Thank you for providing a copy of all 3 examples."
♥ "Love using this lesson for students to help them prepare for analytical argumentative writing."
♥ "My students loved this prompt. It really helped them to focus on the importance of knowing your audience. Thank you."
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