Synthesis Essay Unit - Student Choice MEGA BUNDLE

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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).
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.


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