I created this for my students last year and refined it this year. It really prepared my students for writing argumentatively. They also felt very prepared for the state-mandated testing! Students felt confident that they knew how to annotate an article, watch a video, examine an info-graphic and cartoon, and organize their thoughts. Later in the packet, they were guided toward constructing thoughtful responses and finally toward organizing and writing a strong and engaging argumentative essay. Everything that you need is here! I provide the articles, links to the videos, the graphic organizers, the rubric, and space for students to write. This is a very complete packet! Be prepared for thoughtful conversations and meaningful learning and assessment!