With this low-prep, argumentative essay writing prompt pack, you will have everything you need to assign a text-based, full-length argumentative essay to your middle or high school students.
Student Experience: With the high-interest topic - Should cyberbullying be illegal? - your teens will be excited to read the nonfiction textual-based stimuli linked in and compose an essay to state their point of view. Students will use the graphic organizer to brainstorm and organize their thoughts. Next, they will read the texts/sources with this prompt. Finally, they will synthesize those texts to write a developed argumentative essay complete with citations.
Included in this editable teaching pack:
-- Fully-developed prompt on cyberbullying
-- Three complete student-written essays (excelling, emerging, and erring) with annotations
-- Links for informational text stimuli (will need to print those separately)
-- CCSS for secondary ELA
-- Argumentative graphic organizer/outline
-- 100% editable
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- example paper to use for teaching solid writing strategies for success on state writing tests
- character education
- practice scoring
- practice editing
Classroom success from other teachers who have tried this resource:
♥ "Thank you. This was a great prompt to use while preparing for the state writing assessment."
♥ "Cyberbullying is a huge issue in many schools. This is going to work well. Thanks."
♥ "I love sharing samples with my students. We dissect the prompt and analyze how well the samples addressed every component of the prompt. This resource helped me do just that with my students."
♥ "really helped my students grow their understanding"
♥ "Great for teaching digital citizenship."
♥ "This really helped with my ACT prep for my students."
♥ "Excited to use this use in my class as a "modeling" assignment. Having example essays that students can grade and sources already found for me saved me a lot of time."
♥ "This was easily adaptable for our FSA argumentative essay requirements."
♥ "Very high level prompt. Used it for my students who mastered argumentative thinking in 7th grade."
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