Argument writing is a key area of focus in the CCSS. The CCSS routinely expects students to draw evidence from texts to produce clear and coherent writing that informs, explains, or makes an argument in various written forms (notes, summaries, short responses or formal essays). This foldable is a great tool for instruction in the writing of a CEI paragraph: Claim, Evidence, Interpretation. It's also a great follow-up tool for student's to practice the skill of argumentation. When you make copies of the foldable, copy the foldable pattern on the front and lined paper on the back. I have the students cut one “door” at a time. After students complete their response under each door, they just need to open all the doors to see a completed Claim, Evidence, Interpretation paragraph!
I have also included an OREO Opinion Foldable.
O stands for state your opinion
R state your reason
E explain the details that support your reason
O restate your opinion and write a summary statement
Finally, I have included an INFORM Foldable
Include an opening paragraph the names the topic
New facts in the body of the article
Follow the facts with supporting details
Organize your writing with transition words
Refer to the topic and include key words
Make an ending paragraph that summarizes the topic