Text Based Argumentative Writing

Text Based Argumentative Writing
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Text Based Writing - Argumentative

In this product, you will find:

  • Three non-fiction articles about the disease that is killing bats, White Nose Syndrome (900-980L)
  • Prompt
  • Pre-write template

This product was created to prepare students for the new, rigorous state standardized test – specifically in Indiana (ILEARN). I created this product to challenge students to analyze multiple sources as they are asked to complete a writing performance task. The performance task will require students to write an argumentative essay and their stance of the prompt- Should scientists keep searching for a cure to White Nose Syndrome, or should scientists create an alternative plan once these bat species die off?

Log in to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
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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10 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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