I extensively studied and refined this unit on writing a position paper and it has everything you could possibly need to successfully teach it! This 3-4 week unit explains to students the purpose of writing a position paper, plus includes the following components:
- Unit Plan
- Graphic Organizers
- Research sheets and tips
- Writing lessons, including using transitions and writing thesis statements
- Giant list of approved topics
- Sample Outline
I use this unit in 10th grade, but it could be adapted for any grade in high school.