This is a multiple day research and writing assignment using the web source www.procon.org. Students choose a topic, read a background essay and watch videos, write down facts supporting both the pro and con of an issue and then turn their research into a basic five paragraph essay using formal writing skills. This is a multiple day writing assignment that includes graphic organizers. I use my basic writing rubric to assess the final products. I did not include that because we all seem to have our own writing rubrics we use.