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
    Collaborative Tasks:
  • 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
    Assessment Rubrics
    Differentiated Tasks: Demonstrating argumentation skill in writing.
    Extensions: Online Activity - Persuasion Map.
    Plenary: Answering multiple choice questions on argumentative writing.
    Home Learning:
  • 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
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  • FORMAT.jpg
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  • EX-1.jpg
  • EX-2.jpg
  • EX-3.jpg
  • EX-4.jpg
  • RUBRICS.jpg

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Created: May 22, 2017

Updated: Mar 9, 2019

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