Argumentative and informative essays are critical to an ELA classroom because students need to be able formulate opinions and defend them logically in writing. This resource provides a graphic organizer and rubric to help middle school student plan and draft an argumentative or informative essay on selected high interested topics.
This packet includes the content organizer and essay topics, related debates and links to reference articles for writing the essay. Also, the packet includes graphic organizer to help students draft and judge a debate, and a rubric and grading sheet for you.
This resource is intended to be printed for students and completed by hand.