Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Winner Wednesday Giveaway!

I'm so excited to be linking up with several incredible TPT sellers for Winner Wednesday, hosted by Jennifer from A Dab of Glue Will Do and Sara from Sara J Creations
This link up will occur the first Wednesday of every month, and you will have a chance to win a FREE product by signing up at the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.

The product that I'm giving away this month is my Argumentative Essay Unit- Google Drive Edition!  If you aren't able to use the digital version, don't fear...it's printable, as well!  After using this w/ my own students, I was thrilled w/ how much better they understood the argumentative writing process.

To begin this unit, I show my students a proficient sample essay, and break down each paragraph.  As we're going over each paragraph, I explain all of the elements that need to be included.

After going over each paragraph, students will use a different sample essay where they are asked to identify the various parts of each paragraph using a graphic organizer (similar to the one above).  Once they have a better understanding of the overall essay, they will begin working on developing strong hooks (attention grabbers).  To ensure they understand the various options that can be used when creating a hook, they will first complete an interactive matching activity that addresses the 5 main types of hooks (rhetorical question, quote, fact/statistic, anecdote, sensory details). Then they will begin writing their own argumentative essay, using the graphic organizers that are provided.

This unit turned out to be a huge success for my students!




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6 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! I love how it can all be done digitally so there is no papers to keep track of. Thanks for joining us and linking up this month.

    Sara
    Sara J Creations

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    1. Using Google Drive has became a game changer in my classroom! I can't say enough good things about it! Thanks for hosting this!

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  2. What a great product! I am sure the kids LOVE the digital aspect of it. Thank you so much for joining Winner Wednesday this month!

    Jennifer

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  3. This looks like a fabulous product!

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