Writing Prompt Pack, Argumentative Essay on Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban

Julie Faulkner
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9th - 12th, Homeschool
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In this easy-prep writing prompt pack, students will analyze texts that discuss a topic which is a major driving force in the world: the future of fuel in the vehicles we drive. They will then write an essay where they take a stand on the issue of "banning gas-powered vehicles" after reading those articles/texts. If your state requires students to synthesize from multiple sources for state testing, then this prompt meets that requirement.

Suggestions for teaching:

· You could use this as a cold writing task for students.

· Another idea is to use the assignment as a summative assessment for your class.

· If you need a model student essay, this would be an excellent pack for students to see how to put together an essay using sources from start to finish. They could dissect the info texts, prompt, and sample paper. I even like for students to make a t-chart for strengths and struggles of the sample paper.

· Provide students with the rubric and have them score the paper against specific categories.

Included in this editable teaching pack:

-- fully developed prompt that uses three sources (links provided)

-- four complete sample essays (excellingx2 and emergingx2) with notes for teaching those model papers

-- Writing and grammar standards for secondary ELA

-- an argumentative graphic organizer/outline

-- rubric

-- 100% editable format

Other Suggestions for Use:

- example paper to use for teaching solid writing strategies for success on state writing tests

- practice scoring

- practice editing

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Included with rubric
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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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