Use these argument writing prompts on Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive to give students practice writing justification, evidence, counterargument, and refutation. Each prompt starts with an engaging claim for adolescents, including topics on some of the following: electronics in class, the high school dropout age, employment restrictions for teens, college entrance exam requirements, public displays of affection, and ADHD medication prescriptions. There are 15 topics in total and a blank template that allows the teacher or students to write their own claims.
Excellent for differentiated instruction, these prompts can be used to prepare for essay writing or as formative assessment, bell-ringers, exit slips, small group work, or learning station activities. Instructions for using the prompts and a model key for one topic are provided in the resource.
Not paperless yet? You can purchase a PRINT ONLY PDF file of these argument bell-ringers here (these use many of the same claims and topics):
Argument Bell Ringers
Would you prefer more digital argument writing prompts? Here is a bundle with 60 topics:
Digital Argument Writing Prompts Bundle
In search of other resources for the paperless classroom? You may be interested in these:
Digital Task Cards for To Kill a Mockingbird
Digital Task Cards for Reading Standards
Digital Writing Task Resource Road & Harlem
Digital Writing Task Resource Ain't I a Woman? and Phenomenal Woman
Digital BTS Twitter Task Cards
You can also find more resources for teaching argument here:
Rhetorical Appeals Review Game
Argument: Research & Essay Unit
Thesis and Outline Powerpoint
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