This month, I'm going to highlight my Argumentative Writing Unit- Google Drive. This unit demonstrates each step that should be included in an argumentative essay. It walks students through the various elements of each paragraph, then requires students to identify the elements themselves (hook, background sentence(s), thesis statement, supporting evidence, concluding statement, etc.) .
Once students have developed a clear understanding of all that the essay should include, then the unit delves into perfecting each of these areas; they will work on writing strong hooks (attention grabbers) developing strong topic sentences and supporting details, as well as conclusion paragraphs. The best part-- it's paperless (although it's printable if necessary), and it's interactive, which allows students to work w/ the movable pieces that are included in the Google file.
Please feel free to link up and share your strategies or products that you use to teach writing. Don't miss our next linky for more writing strategies--the last Wednesday of July-- July 27th.