Planning for Writing: Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Argument Essay

This Planning for Writing: Introduction and Conclusion of a Literary Argument Essay lesson plan also includes:

After completing three body paragraphs of an argument essay about life's rules to live by from Bud, Not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis, it's time to begin writing the introduction and conclusion. Independently, pupils draft the final two paragraphs, self assess, then revise their work in preparation for the next step in the writing process. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a blog post for any of the discussion topics within the lesson, or a question you feel enhances the concept 
  • Allow early finishers to share their drafts with peers for additional editing support
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • The 14th in a series of 17 lesson plans designed to accompany the novel, Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
  • Browse Included Materials to locate materials referenced in previous lessons 
Pros

  • Cooperative learning strategies are embedded into the lesson
  • Teacher directions are written clearly and in detail
  • Notes are provided for most activities explaining how to meet the needs of your learners
Cons

  • None
Common Core