This presentation requires no preparation by the teacher. Simply share it with students to review or teach key terms associated with writing an argumentative essay.
Terms: Introduction, Hook, Stance, Claim, Counterclaim, Thesis Statement, Transitions, Body Paragraphs, Topic Sentence, Supporting Details, Conclusion, Clincher...
The presentation covers everything from reading the prompt to organizing, drafting and revising the essay. It also includes an editing checklist that points out the most common errors students make so that they can peer edit or self-edit their work.
Finally, students get to apply their knowledge with an essay prompt that includes a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt that asks the essential question: Do we shape our lives or is our life shaped by external forces such as our environment?