Writing Argumentative Text


ELAR-Grade-7 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.


People must often state opinions about topics that others may feel differently about. When you argue your opinion, you must use the most effective arguments you can. In this experience, you will identify and apply the characteristics of an argumentative text. As you move through the writing process you will determine what makes an argument successful and you will apply those strategies to your own writing.  

  • 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.


two puzzle pieces: “dis” and “agree”

Think about the last time you had to choose between two things. What choice did you make? How did you decide what choice to make?


Describe the process you took in order to reach the decision you did.

Post your answer

Lead a discussion about how we make decisions. Some decisions matter more than others, e.g., which colleges to apply to, so one needs to make a more educated choice. Other choices are less important, e.g., what movie to go see, so one can go with gut feelings.


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