Argumentative Writing

This Argumentative Writing activity & project also includes:

Using the engaging resource, scholars work with peers to research a lawsuit or proposed bill and write collaborative response essays. Additionally, pupils read a letter and complete a RAFT activity to analyze the author's role, audience, format, and topic. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign roles to members within peer writing groups, such as researcher, note-taker, and presenter
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires pens and highlighters for annotating the text
  • Learners should have access to a library or the Internet to conduct research 
Pros

  • Incorporates several learning strategies, such as close reading, RAFT, and brainstorming 
  • Fosters student collaboration with discussion groups, think-pair-share, and peer editing 
Cons

  • None