Stating and supporting opinions in a formal way can be very challenging for students. This PowerPoint presentation gives your students a brief, easy-to-follow checklist for organizing an argument and presenting their thoughts in a persuasive style.
The file explains the goals of writing argument and provides tips for an effective essay. Students learn specific hints for:
-supporting paragraphs, with transition phrases
-including a counterclaim and rebuttal
A sample writing task and opening statement is also included, based on the novel Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. (This title can easily be changed to suit your needs.)
This resource is created by Stephen Campbell.