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Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Argument Writing: Claim, Reasons, and Evidence
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Writers' Building Blocks
Writers' Building Blocks
Workbook
Writers' Building Blocks
Here is some basic training for every budding author. This series focuses on the pre-writing and organization stages of writing, including sequencing stories, making outlines and researching.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Sentence Frames
Introduce your students to words and phrases that will strengthen their argument writing.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Counter-Arguments
With this exercise, students will practice writing counter-arguments and rebuttals.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Developing Theses
Developing Theses
Lesson Plan
Developing Theses
Students will sharpen their thesis-making skills by developing several through discussion.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Match the Evidence
While playing this fun memory game, students will find a piece of evidence that supports each claim.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Make a Claim
Argument Writing: Make a Claim
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Make a Claim
Introduce your students to argument writing with this high-interest prompt about homework!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Lesson Plan
Opinion Essay Quick Sketch
Students will outline an opinion essay by constructing single-sentence sketches of the several components.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Pre-Writing Organizer
This pre-writing exercise introduces five parts of a strong argument, including counter-arguments.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument
Introduce your students to the five parts of an effective argument.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How to Outline an Essay
How to Outline an Essay
Worksheet
How to Outline an Essay
If your little writer needs help organizing to write that big essay assignment, give her a helpful cheat-sheet full of tips on making an outline.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Persuasive Letters
In this exercise, your young writers will write a persuasive letter to a person of their choice.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Respond to a Formal Letter
Argument Writing: Respond to a Formal Letter
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Respond to a Formal Letter
Young writers will write a persuasive letter in response to a formal letter.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Pick a Prompt
Argument Writing: Pick a Prompt
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Pick a Prompt
Use this survey to help students think about their opinions and reasoning for eight high-interest prompts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument #2
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument #2
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Parts of an Argument #2
Young writers will practice identifying the five parts of an effective argument before writing their own argument.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Topic Cards
Challenge students to come up with arguments and counter-arguments for a controversial topic, whether they agree or not.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
Worksheet
Argument Writing: Who Is Your Audience?
In this brief questionnaire, students will think about who their audience is and what they believe.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet