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Use these timesavers to teach your middle school students the process & structure of a text-based informative and argumentative essay. Your students will find the interactive guided notes easy to follow and will not only learn the process but also the organization of an informative and argumentative essay ! These printable resources include a prompt, texts, interactive guided notes and MUCH more!
These units teach:
➡️The Writing Process: Read the prompt, Flip the prompt, Read and Mark the Texts, Plan
➡️Introduction: hook, arch (transition sentence), thesis
➡️Body: Answer, Cite evidence, Explain with commentary, Ingeminate (repeat the cycle of cite and explain), Top it off with a Conclusion
➡️Counterclaim: (Argumentative only) Feature the other side, Affirm with evidence, Underscore the essay's position, Cite evidence, Explain with commentary, Top it off with a conclusion
➡️Conclusion: Affirm the thesis, Trim the point, The call to action
INCLUDED IN THIS RESOURCE:
✅ Writing Prompts (one for informative and one for argumentative)
✅ TWO nonfiction texts about Pipestone National Monument and Mount Rushmore on which the informative prompt is based for informative essays and TWO nonfiction texts about the existence of Atlantis on which the argumentative prompt is based for argumentative essays.
✅ Four versions of interactive guided notes for informative and 4 versions for argumentative that I call Pixanotes® with different levels of scaffolding (All notes have the same content)
Level 1: Fully printed content and pre-printed pictures
Level 2: Fully printed picture flaps and fill in the blanks for students
Level 3: Pre-printed content and picture flaps that need to be positioned by the
Level 4: Fill-in-the-blanks for content and picture flaps that need to be positioned
by the student.
Want to see the notes in action? Check out this FREE video: How to Use Pixanotes®
✅TWO Dominoes games (to practice with key terminology listed above)
✅Sentence starters for writing an essay
✅Directions for the notes
✅Suggested Lesson Plans
✅ ZAP game for argumentative practice
✅ Cloze worksheet to use as an argumentative assessment (or more practice!)
Your students will love the variety of activities and the easy-to-follow patterns. I think you will love the results!
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ms. Leek said, "This helped me plan and my students learn! I used it as a way to model for the essay that they are writing!" - Argumentative Essay Unit
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kristen said: "Great, comprehensive resource for informational writing. Make sure you take the time to look through the resource as there is a lot of useful information in there to use in the long-term." - Informative Essay Unit
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Engaging Inner Einsteins said: "I didn't use this entire resource. However, the two informational passages and writing prompt were just what my students needed. It was great practice integrating information from both passages and writing a response." - Informative Writing Unit
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
More Essay Resources you will LOVE:
Argumentative Essay Writing Task Cards for practicing the structure of introductions and conclusions
Collaborative Argumentative Essay Writing: Students use task cards to write a text-based argumentative essay with their partners!
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