Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned

Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
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BUNDLE OF ALL 10 Making a Claim Persuasive Writing Packets. You save over $20 by buying these in this bundle!

Students will first find out what a claim is, then read articles to go along with the controversial issue. Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes on the given topic using the articles included. Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

Included in this 10 pack:
*Banned Books
*NFL Redskins Controversy
*Animal Captivity
*Cursive Writing
*A Low-Tech Christmas Persuasive writing piece
*Don't Eat Me: A Thanksgiving Persuasive writing piece.
*Animals in Captivity (emphasis on marine life and Sea World)
*Making a claim: Too Much or Too Little Homework
*Recycle Your E-Waste: Persuasive Writing
*Classroom Pets

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Persuasive/Opinion Writing: Recycling E-Waste (Making a Claim 3rd-6th grades)
Students are told that they are seeing a problem in their community of throwing out electronics, instead of recycling. Based on this information, students are asked to write a letter to their local newspaper describing the problem and persuading other to begin recycling instead.

An article from NEWSELA (700 lexile) is also included on the topic of E-Waste, as well as two more pages from an infographic describing the problem of E-Waste.

Students are also given a note page, a graphic organizer to get them through the planning stage of planning, as well as stationary to write their letter.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

Please note, I have this project listed as taking a week. This would be the approximate length if you used this as a complete project using the stages of writing.
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Christmas Persuasive/Opinion Writing: A Low-Tech Christmas (3rd-6th grades)
Eddie the Elf (one of Santa’s hardest-working elves), is trying get Santa to stop the production of ALL electronic toys, video games, and computers at the North Pole. Eddie has been explaining to Santa that kids should receive toys that have them up and moving, not sitting around, being a bump on a log.

Students are asked to write a persuasive letter to Eddie making their claim. Each student will use text-based evidence from the articles included persuading Eddie one way or the other; should the North Pole continue making technological goodies or not?

There are two articles included...one in support of technology for youngsters, and the other giving the cons of technology for kids. Both articles are scaled down for students in grades three through five.

Students are also given a note page, a graphic organizer to get them through the planning stage of planning, as well as stationary to write their letter.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

Please note, I have this project listed as taking a week. This would be the approximate length if you used this as a complete project using the stages of writing.

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Thanksgiving Persuasive/Opinion Writing: Don't Eat Turkey! (3rd-6th grades)
You are a turkey writing an article to the local newspaper trying to convince people to eat beef or chicken...NOT TURKEY!!

There is an article provided on the benefits of chicken, as well as an informational page on the benefits of beef. Students will use this information to help them write a persuasive newspaper article helping to make their case to NOT EAT TURKEY FOR THANKSGIVING!!

Students are also given a note page, a graphic organizer to get them through the planning stage of planning, as well as stationary to write their letter.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

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Making a Claim:Too Much or Too Little Homework? (Persuasive Writing and Project)
Students will first find out what a claim is, then read an article about Homework: Too Much or Too Little?

Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes and plan their essay stating their own claim.

Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core writing standard.

A presentation project is also included if desired.

Lexile level of the reading passage is a 790.
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Persuasive/Opinion Writing Project: Animal Captivity (3rd-6th grades)
Sea World and other marine parks have come into the spotlight over the last couple of years. Students are told that they are going to write an article for their local newspaper explaining their opinion about how they feel about whales being held in captivity.

There are two articles provided that give information about whales in captivity, both discussing information that will help your student form their own opinions, which will then help them write their essay.

Students are also given a note page, a graphic organizer to get them through the planning stage of planning, as well as stationary to write their letter.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

Please note, I have this project listed as taking a week. This would be the approximate length if you used this as a complete project using the stages of writing.

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Making a Claim (Cursive Writing)- Article, Organizers, and Essay
Students will first find out what a claim is, then read an article about the cursive writing controversy. Should cursive be taught in schools or not?

Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes and plan their essay stating their own claim.

Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

While I do not believe in test prep, this will surely be a skill students will need to do well on this year's Common Core Test, so why not have some fun with an interesting activity such as this?

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Making a Claim (NFL Redskins Controversy)- articles, organizers, and essay
Students will first find out what a claim is, then read two articles about the current Washington Redskins Controversy. Should the team name be changed, as the Oneida Nation wishes OR should it remain the Redskins, as it has been for the last 81 years?

Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes and plan their essay stating their own claim.

Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.

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Making a Claim: Banned Books (Persuasive/Opinion Writing)
Students will first find out what a claim is, then read two articles about banned books. Should books be banned in schools and libraries or not?

Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes on why some think books should (or should not) be banned.

Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core standard of writing.
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Making a Claim: Animal Captivity and Zoos (Persuasive Writing and Project)
Students will first find out what a claim is, then read an article about animals in captivity. Should animals be held in zoos or not?

Students will then use the graphic organizer provided to write down notes and plan their essay stating their own claim.

Students will then begin to plan an essay where they will take a stand, making their own claim using specific details from the texts they read.

This activity allows students to read articles, while practicing using text details to support their claim, a common core writing standard.

A presentation project is also included if desired.
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1 Year

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Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned
Making a Claim BUNDLE: Ten Pack (Persuasive Writing) CC Aligned