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Outline Think Aloud for Argument Essay

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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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With Common Core’s emphasis on argumentative essay writing, it’s more important than ever for teachers to provide students with writing tools. With this resource, you'll demonstrate to students how writers create outlines and then use them to develop an essay.

As you read the model outline in a “think-aloud” and demonstrate the process for creating an outline, students will better understand how to write outlines for their own topics. The modified outline provides students with practice writing a working thesis and prepares them to organize their ideas for their own essays. An annotated paragraph is included to model how a writer develops his or her writing from a section of an outline.

This 7-page product includes:

  • teacher notes
  • example outline with an argument against smoking in cars
  • sample paragraph
  • modified outline graphic organizer for students

Please note that this PDF is an individual component of a larger product that encompasses an entire unit on research and argumentative essay writing. If interested, find the unit here:

Argument Research & Essay Unit

Meaningful and Memorable English Language Arts by © OCBeachTeacher

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