Writing Argumentative Text


ELAR-Grade-5 Non-fiction Texts Writing Argumentative Text
Students compose an argumentative text. First they choose a topic and then they develop it through the writing process from prewriting, to drafting, to revising and editing. They apply the characteristics and organizational structure of argumentative texts to their own writing.

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Overview

In this experience, students compose an argumentative text. First they choose a topic and then they develop it through the writing process from prewriting, to drafting, to revising and editing. They apply the characteristics and organizational structure of argumentative texts to their own writing.

At the end of the experience, students will self-evaluate their work based on a rubric. You may review the rubric with them at any point during this experience.

Objectives

  • Plan and write an argumentative essay, moving through the writing process.
  • Apply argumentative characteristics and organizational structure to an argumentative text.
  • Revise and edit argumentative text.

Duration

One week. You may want students to draft or research information outside of classroom time.


There have probably been many times in your life when you have needed to convince others to agree with a position you hold or something you want to do. In this experience, you are going to move through the writing process to create an argumentative text, stating your claim and supporting it with evidence. You will brainstorm, draft, revise, and publish an argumentative text.

Objectives

  • Plan and write an argumentative essay, moving through the writing process.
  • Apply argumentative characteristics and organizational structure to an argumentative text.
  • Revise and edit argumentative text.


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Think of a time you tried to convince someone to do something for you. How did you go about trying to get them to do whatever it was?



Use student responses to spark a discussion about how they approached trying to convince someone. Student answers may include convincing language, strong reasons and evidence, or appealing to someone’s feelings.


In this experience, you are going to write an argumentative text to try to convince someone to agree with your opinion.


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