Build stronger argumentative writers by giving them direct instruction on the three hallmarks of argumentative essay writing: claims, counterclaims, and rebuttals. In this no prep teaching pack, you will find everything you need to teach and practice claim, counterclaims, and rebuttals in argumentative writing.
Student Experience: Framed with a theme from a modern-day connection, students will walk through definitions, examples, guided practice, and a professional exemplar before they finally begin to construct their own claims, counterclaims, and rebuttals. They'll even have a sheet they can use to help them track and analyze these three pieces of argument writing with any argumentative text they encounter.
- Printable lesson plan with suggested teaching tips and answers, editable
- Guided note taking with sketch notes, pdf
- Instruction with modern, real-world connection/theme
- Guided practice
- Graphic organizers for any text for success after the lesson, editable
- Info text reading for practice (link provided)
- Suggestions for final project
- Independent worksheet for practice identifying claims, counterclaims,and rebuttals, editable
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