401 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

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Sometimes the hardest thing about an argument essay writing assignment is coming up with a question. A four-page list of prompts includes a range of topics, from social media and smart phones to video games and sports. The list is a must-have for your curriculum library.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the prompts to generate class discussion, formal debates, and/or argumentative essays
Classroom Considerations

  • The prompts range from questions about safe to very controversial topics
  • Class members should know how to structure and support a stance

  • All questions can be reasonably debated

  • None