How to Teach Argumentative Writing - Units 4 + 5

How to Teach Argumentative Writing - Units 4 + 5
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This resource includes Units 4 and 5 of our Complete Step-by-Step Guide that teaches you how to effectively teach argumentative writing in your middle school classroom! These units include over 50 pages of quality content that will strengthen your ELA program in a multitude of ways! This resource is for the middle school English Language Arts teacher looking to supplement their writing curriculum as well as to create their own literature units.

You can also purchase the Complete Step-by-Step Guide which includes Units 4 and 5, plus Units 1-3 by CLICKING HERE .

This resource consists of TWO Units. 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.

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

- 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), Character Connections Activity, Critical Thinking Task Cards, Claims vs. Statements Sort, and Digital Evidence Tracker)

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

**PLEASE NOTE: Units 1, 2, and 3 are NOT included in this resource. You can purchase ALL Units 1-5 by clicking here.

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55 pages
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