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    Synthesis Essay Writing Unit with 8 Argument Essays. Engage your students with this student choice synthesis essay unit that includes a choice of eight different engaging topics for students to write about.

    This unit includes eight different argument essays. Teachers can either have students select their own topic, or teachers can use the essays in this resource as eight different argument essay assignments.

    Essay topics

    School Uniforms

    School Start Times

    Cell Phones in School

    Voting Age

    Standardized Testing

    Legal Smoking Age

    College Tuition

    Collegiate Athlete Pay

    NEW Oct. 2019: Should We Ban Single-Use Plastic Straws?

    NEW Oct 2019: Teens and Social Media

    NEW Oct. 2019: The Safety of Vaping

    NEW Oct. 2019: Violent Video Games and Adolescent Aggression

    NEW Dec. 2019: Teens and Caffeine

    NEW Dec. 2019: Federal Minimum Wage

    Each essay contains the following items:

    • table of contents with a link to a Google Doc file containing links to articles and an editable assignment page
    • unit outline and suggestion page
    • synthesis writing student infographic
    • argument essay
    • prewriting organizer
    • reading and research notes organizer
    • evidence organizer
    • visual, essay-blocking organizer
    • thesis statement organizer
    • counter argument graphic organizer
    • two different essay outlines
    • peer editing form
    • 100 point argument essay rubric
    • fill-in-the-blank essay rubric

    This common core aligned argument essay includes everything you need from initial research on the topic to the grading rubric. This assignment is ideal for students in grades 6-12.

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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.


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