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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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