Teach your students to write a historical argument essay with this powerful 1-page outline!
I've used variations on this outline with my 7th graders for years, and they find it incredibly useful for supporting their writing early in the year. With consistent use, they will internalize the outline and in turn learn to "breaking the rules" to increase the creativity of their writing while maintaining a solid backbone of structure.
This outline includes basic structure for a 5-paragraph historical argument essay, including:
• 2 body paragraphs
• 1 counterclaim & rebuttal paragraph
It also includes tips and sentence starters to scaffold your students' understanding of the basic building blocks of high-quality analytical writing.
Use this product for:
☺Middle school students (grade 6, 7, 8)
☺Struggling writers at the high school level
☺Students new to essay writing
☺English Language Learners (ELLs)
☺Students with IEPs
Aligned to Common Core Writing and Social Studies Standards:
■ CCSSWHST7.1- Write arguments focused on discipline specific content
■CCSSWHST7.1A - Introduce claims about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically
■ CCSSWHST7.1B - Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources
■CCSSWHST7.1C - Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence
CCSSWHST7.1D - Establish and maintain a formal style
CCSSWHST7.1E - Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.
■ CCSSRH7.1 - Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources