This product is designed to be used at the end of reading Karen Hesse's Witness. It can be adapted to fit other texts or stand alone as well. It is Common Core Aligned.
Included is a two-page lesson plan, sixteen-slide activity tool in both PDF and PowerPoint format, and 10 writing prompts.
This is an excellent lesson plan to get reluctant writers out of their seats and engaged with pre-writing claims, counterclaims, and rebuttals. The assessment piece is designed to help prepare students for ACT Aspire or other standardized tests as well as allow you to determine areas of argumentative writing weakness quickly.
Classroom-tested, it will help to trick many a student into learning and earn great ratings from observers.