Reasoning is one of the biggest pieces of a properly constructed argument. Students seem to always cut corners here or leave it our completely! This graphic organizer has students develop the connections between their evidence and their claim.
This is a complete chart designed to explain what each phase of an argument is asking for and question the students in order to help them develop their ideas in each stage of their argument construction. This is the most complete graphic organizer
The counterargument can be the toughest part of developing an argument. This scaffold helps remind students of what they need to look for and include in the counterargument piece of a good persuasive essay.
This is a pdf copy of my book Argumentation in Education: Putting Argument to Work in Your Classroom. This sis a how-to book for those who may not know how to implement argumentation in their own classrooms. The book is currently for sale on