Argument Writing Lesson Plans

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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
This lesson will help students map out their argument essay after they have identified a topic. Students will learn the three basic components of constructing an argument: stating a claim, listing reasons, and providing evidence.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Here’s What I Think!
Here’s What I Think!
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Here’s What I Think!
Second graders love field trips and sharing their opinions! This fun lesson combines both, as students must convince their teacher to take them on a field trip by practicing their opinion writing and using paragraph structure.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
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Literary Argument: Drafting Your Essay
Once students have selected a topic related to a piece of literature they have read and mapped out their argument, this lesson will help them turn their prewriting into an essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
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Literary Argument Writing: Defining Your Topic
This lesson will help your young writers develop a claim, or thesis, and construct an argument around it. You may have students complete the essay by continuing the process with the lesson Literary Argument Writing: Drafting Your Essay.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Developing Theses
Developing Theses
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Developing Theses
Students will sharpen their thesis-making skills by developing several through discussion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
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Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Students will outline an opinion essay by constructing single-sentence sketches of the several components.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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It’s Okay to Argue
It’s Okay to Argue
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It’s Okay to Argue
We don’t want arguments in the classroom, right? Actually arguments aren’t all bad! In this lesson, students learn to write argumentative essays.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
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