Persuasive/Argument Writing Structure Guide

Grade Levels
4th - 8th
Formats Included
  • Word Document File
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The Persuasive/Argument Writing Structure Guide is a tool that students can use to help them think about and organize a persuasive/argumentative writing response. This guide provides thinking prompts (questions) to ensure that students organize their writing, formulate a strong claim, find supportive evidence and analyze the evidence. Knowing the elements of a writing response is essential to producing a strong persuasive piece of writing.

Help students organize a persuasive writing piece with this powerful tool!
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.


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