With Common Core’s emphasis on argumentative essay writing, it’s more important than ever for teachers to provide students with writing tools. Use this model outline to show an argument supporting smoking restrictions in vehicles. By reading the outline in a “think-aloud” and demonstrating 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 for writing a working thesis and prepares them to organize their ideas for their essays. Additionally, the teacher can use the annotated paragraph to model how a writer develops her writing from a section of an outline.
This seven page product includes teacher notes, an example outline with an argument against smoking in cars, a sample paragraph, and a 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, here is the link to the unit:
Argument Research & Essay Unit