I used this seven-day lesson set to give my students daily short argument practice.
I am piloting Standards Based grading for my district this year. Each day, I focus on a different standard with a skill or subskill.
These lessons include many parts: Essential Vocabulary (debatable claim, evidence, commentary, transitions, formal voice), Essential Questions, gradation for skills, and lesson slides (step-by step directions).
I am a sixth grade teacher, but the same standards are in seventh and eighth grade.