This argumentative/persuasive essay prompt and template guides students through the process of writing a persuasive literature response essay with a concession/counterargument paragraph.
The prompt is very common for Romeo and Juliet: Who is to blame for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet? I give students a ballot prior to giving them this assignment. On the ballot, they have to identify who they blame and give 3 reasons why. This is the basis for their persuasive essay.
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