How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide

How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Teach Argumentative Writing - A Step-By-Step Guide
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This is a complete and comprehensive guide that teaches you how to effectively teach argumentative writing in your middle school classroom! This guide includes over 130 pages of quality content that will strengthen your ELA program in a multitude of ways!

Our reading and writing guide was created to help teachers like you strengthen your current reading and writing program AND create your OWN curriculum and novel units for your classroom!

This resource consists of Four Units and a Bonus Section (which is filled with incredible reading and writing activities, ideas, and resources you can utilize in your classroom right away). The entire resource is outlined below.

Using these reading and writing activities, handouts, rubrics, and graphic organizers in your classroom will help you integrate your Language Arts curriculum, and you'll also have the knowledge to CREATE YOUR OWN novel units for your classroom (don't worry, we provide you with everything you need!).


WHAT'S INCLUDED:
UNIT ONE: Introduction to Evidence-Based Writing
- What is Evidence-Based Writing?
- Practice Writing Your Own Response to Literature
- Teacher Sample Responses to Literature
- Importance of Rubrics
- Providing Timely Feedback + Student Reflections
- Extra Practice

UNIT TWO: Teaching Evidence-Based Writing in Your Classroom
- Define Evidence-Based Writing Terms
- TAG + Summary
- Claims
- Practice Writing an Introduction
- Body Paragraphs
- The Dreaded Conclusion
- Putting It All Together: Response to Literature Practice

UNIT THREE: Mini Lessons for Evidence-Based Writing
- Connecting TAG/Hook + Summary
- Teaching Transitions
- Expanding Sentences
- Introducing Quotes
- Finding the Right Evidence/Quotes
- Avoiding First + Second Person Personal Pronouns
- Implementing Stronger Vocabulary

UNIT FOUR: Create Your Own Units
- How to Create Essential Questions
- Utilizing the Evidence Tracker
- Incorporating Socratic Seminars
- Extra Practice Using Key Scenes + Mini-Responses to Literature

BONUS CONTENT
- Implementing Critical Thinking Questions in Your Handouts
- Sample Essential Questions for Novel Units
- Peer Editing
- Utilizing Close Reading Strategies (includes our Close Reading Strategies Bookmarks)
- Extra Evidence Based Writing Activities (includes our Reading Response Quilt, Reading Activity (Timeless Text Reflection), and Character Connections Activity)

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IN OUR READING AND WRITING GUIDE, YOU WILL ALSO LEARN:
- How to create essential questions for your literary units, as well as critical thinking questions to help guide you throughout an entire literary piece.
- How to effectively and clearly teach students a writing format for answering these essential questions. (We refer to this type of writing as Evidence-Based Writing - perfect to hit those Common Core Standards!)
- How to use critical thinking questions in a variety of formats - Socratic Seminar, Task Cards / Small Group Discussions, Activity-Based Lessons, and more.
- How to efficiently utilize rubrics (which we provide for you) to give students timely and useful feedback on their writing.

Once you get the format down, everything you learn here can be applied to each and every piece of literature you ever plan on teaching - from poetry to short stories, novels to plays. Thus, seamlessly integrating the two subjects of reading and writing.

WHO IS THIS RESOURCE FOR?
Any Language Arts Teacher! Whether you're brand new or have been teaching for 20+ years!

(Please Note: This resource was created with the grade 5-12 English Language Arts teacher in mind. However, many of these principles can still apply to lower elementary teachers as well.)


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IMPORTANT: This resource is for PERSONAL CLASSROOM use by a SINGLE TEACHER. If you would like to use this resource for more than one teacher, please purchase additional licenses for 10% off through our store. You can also email us at ebacademiccamps@gmail.com with any other questions. We are able to monitor use of this resource, so please follow our terms of use and SINGLE-USER LICENSE GUIDELINES.
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Lifelong tool
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