Use these planning pages to allow students to completely plan a research position paper WITH citations! This layout teaches them how to brainstorm and write their paragraphs. It also included a counterclaim box to allow students to include a counterclaim paragraph. Since it is on its own page, it is easy to remove the counterclaim paragraph if needed.
The layout is Common Core aligned for 8th grade ELA, but can apply to many other grade levels. It is a great way to keep your students organized in their thoughts.