Lesson Plan

Introduction to Arguing Effectively: Argument Writing

Which is better—Chick-fil-A or MacDonalds? High schoolers learn how to craft an argument essay by beginning an opinion statement. They state a claim, back up their claim with evidence, and consider counter calms. Scholars then create a multimodal representation of their argument to present to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Enlarge, color print, and post the Chick-fil-A graphic and post as an example of a multimodal presentation
  • Use the presentation to guide the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class writers are familiar with crafting a thesis, support subtopics, and evidence gathering
Pros
  • Teacher's notes provide suggestions for how to enrich the lesson
  • Includes a list of opinion statements that may be used for the essay
Cons
  • None
Common Core