Generate and Choose a Topic for Argumentatitive Writing

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It's no secret that children are full of opinions, but choosing one to write about can be difficult. Walk young writers through the process of brainstorming, narrowing down, and choosing a topic in the first lesson of this series on argumentative writing. Consider pausing the video after each of the three steps to allow the class to follow a along. Prior to this lesson, be sure the class is clear on the distinction between fact and opinion; a concept that is at the foundation of persuasive writing.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Clearly models the process of choosing a topic for a persuasive essay
  • Includes examples of writing topics that learners can relate to
  • Designed for Common Core writing standards
Cons

  • Teacher must develop a context that engages learners in writing persuasively
  • A graphic organizer is required to support students with the process of choosing a topic
Common Core