Writing an Argumentative Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

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Pupils begin the writing process in preparation for an end-of-unit essay based on Katherine Paterson's Lyddie. To get started, they read and discuss a model essay and learn about the similarities and differences between argumentative and explanatory writing. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Help students better understand the difference between explanatory and argumentative writing by showing examples of each style
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 13 from the 20-part Grade 7 ELA Module 2a, Unit 1 series
  • Requires a document camera for projecting a Venn diagram 
Pros
  • Includes a helpful writer's glossary with academic vocabulary related to the writing process
  • Provides strategies for meeting all learners' instructional needs
Cons
  • None