The Argument Games: Two Week Argument Essay Writing Unit

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Grade Levels
6th - 10th
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Absolutely loved this resource and the breakdown of each lesson! We spent more than the two weeks but students were still engaged! Will continue to use this resource with my students!
This is a really fun and comprehensive unit for middle schoolers. I was having a tough time figuring out how to fit an argument essay into only 2 weeks, so this product was a huge help!


Engage your middle and high school students in over two weeks of "The Argument Writing Games" that culminate in polished argument writing pieces! Use print or digitally!

Events Include:

  • Finding Gold Medal Evidence
  • Deconstructing Arguments
  • Formulating a Winning Outline
  • Moving from Outline to Draft
  • Revision Stations
  • Closing Ceremonies Publishing Party

Includes everything you need for easy implementing:

  • 42 slide PowerPoint
  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Photocopy instructions
  • Printable Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Model essay
  • Outline
  • Rubric
  • Answer keys
  • NEW Digital Revision Stations for Argument Writing
  • Topic Ideas
  • Revision Stations for Argument Writing (a $4 value!)
  • Blending Quotes task cards
  • 21 pages of student worksheets
  • and more!

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Total Pages
75 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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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.
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
Establish and maintain a formal style.


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