Whether you're prepping your students for a rigorous state exam or teaching an argumentative writing unit for 3-4 weeks, this 33-page fully editable Survival Guide for the Common Core Argumentative Essay is packed with proven strategies, methods, organizers, models and checklists that will lead both you and your students through every step of the argumentative writing process.
The many resources will make teaching the argument a stress-free breeze. ALL the work is DONE for you! Ideal for high school, this survival guide is particularly helpful for struggling writers and students with disabilities, so it can also be easily molded to fit a middle school classroom. The entire process is scaffolded, leading even the most struggling writers to a successful academic paper. Also included are close reading strategies, handouts and resources that will help you teach students how to read challenging texts to gather evidence for their own position as well as the counter.
Consider giving this out to your students at the start of an Argumentative Essay Writing Unit to work through the pieces as you go or distribute it as a Boot Camp Study Guide a few weeks before an Argumentative Essay State Exam or Final Exam. You might also prefer selecting various pieces to give out as handouts at different points during a unit of study.
The best part is I am providing this bundle as a Word document, so everything I have already perfected, you can still customize if you so choose. I know that for me, as a type-A teacher, being able to customize something to better fit my own language or style is very important!
NOTE: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED MY COMMON CORE ENGLISH REGENTS NYS SURVIVAL GUIDE, SOME OF THE RESOURCES PERTAINING TO THE ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY SECTION OF THAT TEST WILL BE REPEATED IN THIS GUIDE. HOWEVER THERE ARE MANY MORE RESOURCES INCLUDED IN THIS BUNDLE THAT BREAK DOWN ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING INTO A CLEAR, MANAGEABLE PROCESS.
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