Argumentative Writing & Persuasive Writing Unit | AP™ Language Argument

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Angie Kratzer
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This was my first year teaching AP Lang and this resource helped me so much. The lessons were well thought out , but also left plenty of room for me to modify for the needs of my students.
This unit really helped my AP Language students better understand how to work through the Argument prompt -- especially the logical fallacies!
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Looking for ways to make argumentation and persuasion both relevant and rigorous? This thorough, 114-page unit on argumentative and persuasive writing is aligned with Common Core and also prepares students for the AP™ English Language & Composition (AP™ Lang) Exam.

Each of the 21 lesson plans includes these elements: Materials Needed, "I Can" Statement, Essential Question, Common Core Standards (except Lessons 20 and 21), AP™ English Language & Composition Standards, Activation of Prior Knowledge, Teacher Input, Student Active Participation, and Summary. Lessons are designed to be facilitated in 90 to 120 minutes.

These lesson plans are aligned with the AP™ English Language & Composition Course and Exam Description.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️My AP Lang class was beginning to hit a slump. I used up all of my creativity! Thank you for helping me invigorate my lessons. This bundle is packed full of useful materials. C.A.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️This unit was absolutely wonderful. As a first year teacher with little experience teaching argument, it was guided, relevant, engaging and the students have been thoroughly enjoying themselves. Christina


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Lesson 1: Argumentation vs. Persuasion

Student Handouts A and B

Lesson 2: The Laws of Logic-Deductive Reasoning

Student Handouts C and D

Lesson 3: The Laws of Logic-Inductive Reasoning

Student Handouts E and F

Lesson 4: Logical Fallacies (Part I)

Student Handouts G and H

Lesson 5: Logical Fallacies (Part II)

Student Handout I

Lesson 6: Logical Fallacies (Part III)

Student Handouts J and K

Lesson 7: Classical Argumentation (Part I)

Student Handouts L, M, and N

Lesson 8: Classical Argumentation (Part II)

Student Handout O

Lesson 9: In-Class Persuasive Essay

Student Handout P

Lesson 10: Revisiting Persuasive Appeals

Student Handout Q

Lesson 11: Model Essay: Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention Student Handouts R and S

Lesson 12: Rogerian Argument

Lesson 13: The Toulmin Model

Student Handout T

Lesson 14: Polishing Your Persuasion—Strengthening the Thesis

Student Handouts U and V

Lesson 15: Polishing Your Persuasion—Concession and Refutation

Student Handout W

Lesson 16: Polishing Your Persuasion—Choosing Evidence

Student Handouts X, Y, Z, AA, and BB

Lesson 17: Polishing Your Persuasion--Writing the Introduction and Conclusion

Student Handouts CC, DD, and EE

Lesson 18: Unit Review

Student Handout FF

Lesson 19: Argumentation & Persuasion Assessment

Lesson 20: AP™ Timed Writing

Lined paper

Lesson 21: Scoring

Student Handout GG

Bonus Material: Researched Persuasive Speech Assignment Sheet and Rubric

Links and Organizer for Capital Punishment

You might also be interested in my Step-by-Step Rhetorical Analysis.

A GREAT BUY: This argumentation and persuasion unit is included in my APEnglish Language & Composition Curriculum BUNDLE.

Total Pages
114 pages
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Teaching Duration
2 months
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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