This is an essay packet that every student would get. It comes complete with the following:
(1) Essay explanation (using John Collins 7 element assignment format).
(2) Links to four articles students can pull evidence from in order to write their argumentative essay.
(3) Notes and Planning space (using Thinking Maps) to help students organize their writing as well as their supporting evidence.
(4) Rough Draft #1 Paragraph break downs so that the idea of writing an essay is not so overwhelming.
(5) Peer Revision sheet (using Thinking Maps)
(6) Rough Draft #2 sheets
(7) Smarter Balanced Rubric for Argumentative Writing (linked during to the Common Core)
**For a packet that is much more broken down for students, please see other products in my store.
** All my products are created in Microsoft Word and are completely able to be edited to suit your purposes.