A ready to use lesson plan that presents teaching and learning resources on argumentative writing.
After completing this lesson, the students will be able to:
- Recall conventions of argumentative writing.
- Apply authorial technique to organize arguments logically.
- Analyse author’s use of language and the impact of it in argumentation.
- Demonstrate argumentation skill in writing using language and tone appropriate to the audience.
This download includes:
- Vocabulary Overview - Argument, argumentation
- Real Life Application and Cross-Curriculum Links
- Flipped Lesson Part - Video
- Success Criteria - Argumentation Checklist
- Lesson Starter: Deciding whether the images are - an argument, a fight, or a debate…
- Argumentative Paragraph Format
- Argument Types
- Pair-Share: Using PPC, PEE, and IQC models to construct arguments.
- Think-Write: Choosing a cross-curriculum topic to construct arguments.
- Write-Share: Using Toulmin Argument Model to construct an argument.
Mini-Plenary: 5 Online Quizzes
Differentiated Tasks: Demonstrating argumentation skill in writing.
Extensions: Online Activity - Persuasion Map.
Plenary: Answering multiple choice questions on argumentative writing.
- Identifying the key elements of an argumentative paragraph.
- Using PEEL technique to analyze an argument.
- Reading the argument to answer questions.
- Reading the argument on “Be Yourself” to answer questions.
Common Core Standards: ELA-Literacy-Writing - 6-8.1a-e/4/5/10
Skills: Social and Cognitive
Here are some possible uses for these in your classroom:
- To challenge early finishers
- For effective tutoring
- As ESL stations and sub tubs
- As holiday work and homework
- For small group collaborations
- For an end of unit assessments
- For reinforcement and enrichment