We all know it’s best to give students choice when it comes to writing. Students will typically be more engaged with the writing process if they feel connected in some way to the subject matter.
But giving choice is often difficult, especially in middle school. Students tend to struggle coming up with a claim that has a counterclaim. When I ask students what they would like to argue, I get a lot of “I want to argue that drugs are bad,” or, “I want to argue against racism.”
Using the Your Claim and Counterclaim Digital Notebook, I help students understand that claims like “drugs are bad” are way too broad, and they lack a counterclaim.
Help your students choose a claim that is specific and arguable with this easy to share digital notebook.
*Slides are best shared digitally, but they are the correct size for printing if needed.
I have included the PDF for that purpose.
Please take a minute to rate this product.
If you like this product, you might like:
Cheat Sheet: Embedding Quotations (NoRedInk aligned)
Embedding Quotations: Dialogue (comma), Flow, and Colon Quotes Kinesthetic Maze
Writing Leads/Openings for Google Slides
Revising with the Read Aloud and Backwards Technique for Google Slides
Argumentative Essay Reflection for Google Slides
Reflection Bundle: Narrative, Literary Analysis, and Argument
The Author's Craft of Voice for Google Slides