Need an exciting new argument topic to get kids interested in writing an essay? This is IT!
Students will be eager to read, research, and formulate their own arguments on the topic of juvenile crime and punishment. Trust me. They dig it!
I've also included suggestions on how to start an argument unit, with a couple of bonus documents, and a link to my What is Argument presentation in Google Drive. Just make a copy and GO.
*Link to What is Argument Presentation (linked HERE
*Guided Notes (for use with presentation)
*Argument Chart for articles/speeches you may have them read to prepare
*Argument Essay Outline (condensed-what each paragraph looks like)
*Argument Essay Checklist (brief frame to get ideas down)
*Argument Essay Outline Frame (students may write on this to prepare for the essay)
*MLA and Works Cited Expectations and Guidelines
*Peer Editing Guide
*Rubric (4-point x 4 categories)
Just a note-I use the following terms: Concrete Detail, Commentary, Concluding Sentence, Topic Sentence, Argument, Thesis, Evidence, Quote, Claim, Call to Action, Background Information, Introduction, Body Paragraph
I have also included a link to get you started on your search for articles relating to this topic (pre-reading helps students formulate their argument), and I've made a few notes on this for you in in the packet on the first page.
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