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Over my years of teaching writing, I have found that the best way to introduce argumentative writing is through beginning with quality body paragraphs. I teach writing body paragraphs before introductions, thesis statements, and conclusions,
This resource presents two sides to the debate over school uniforms. Students will be asked to read the articles, form an opinion, and use the information from the articles to write three body paragraphs in response to a performance task. Great for state assessment practice or review, too.
This resource includes a Powerpoint with a writing performance task, instructions for writing a quality body paragraph, and an exemplar body paragraph. The PDF document gives suggestions for lesson plans using these resources, and two articles to run off and let students read in class before writing their own body paragraphs.