This is the third packet of five packets related to this discussion topic of "Should Tablets Replace Textbooks in K-12 Schools?" We find it easier to generate packets that focus on different topics to help the student maintain their attention and focus. This packet focuses on writing a counterclaim paragraph. We provide a section in the packet to review the vocabulary related to a counterclaim paragraph to ensure that the students understand the different sections of the paragraph.
There is a mini-lesson on this paragraph that reviews how to paraphrase textual evidence (which was discussed in further detail in Packet #2 in our TpT store). We also provide an outline that can be utilized among the students to help guide them to write a Counterclaim paragraph. We provide guided practice and then include a section for the students to work independently. We also provide the students with a sample paragraph that includes the provided outline and relevant evidence.
The counterclaim paragraph is the hardest paragraph to write within the argumentative essay. Please note that an argumentative essay includes a counterclaim paragraph and a persuasive essay does not include a counterclaim paragraph. We also provide an outline for a persuasive essay within our TpT store.
Our students provided us with positive feedback that this packet really helped them to understand what needs to be included in the counterclaim paragraph and how to write the paragraph. The students are required to include a counterclaim paragraph within their Common Core English regents.
We have also included a lesson plan that focuses on many of the strategies and language underpinnings students need to write a coherent and comprehensive argumentative essay.
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Common Core Packets Bundle Tablets versus Textbooks