First Steps in Argument Writing from The Write Way provides lessons in prewriting, planning, and drafting a beginning argument composition to prepare to meet Common Core Writing Standards. The lessons also include the rhetorical requirements of the argument text type: claim, support for the claim, opposing viewpoint, rebuttal, and conclusion. Students also learn to use an analytical rubric to prepare for revision of their writing. Lesson materials include a PowerPoint with extensive teaching notes, students handouts, and a separate 11 page document with the teaching notes from the PowerPoint. The lessons can be used to introduce students to argument writing as well as providing a resource for students who need additional support.
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