This packet can be given to students as a project/assignment overview or it can be used as a teacher's guide for argumentative writing. It includes the applicable Common Core State Standards, two argumentative tasks (with one news article for each), strategies to use for argumentative writing, and a standard aligned rubric.
The standards/activities are appropriate for 7th and 8th grade, but the standards/activities can be modified for 6th grade as well.
***Packet 1 vs. Packet 2: This packet includes two argumentative prompts. Each prompt has ONE related news article that makes a claim regarding the argument. Students are expected to analyze the claim made by the author when creating their own claim/argument.***