Argumentative (Persuasive) Essay Guidelines

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Here is a handout that outlines six great steps to structuring an argumentative essay, which can be continually referenced as you teach your class about persuasive writing.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After offering this handout as an overview, scaffold your lessons according to the steps for an organized approach to your persuasive writing unit
  • Before reading the sample essay as a class, model the process by going through each guideline in the handout as if you had written the sample essay
  • Offer examples of useful brainstorming techniques, mind maps, and flow charts when appropriate
Pros

  • Includes a fantastic sample persuasive essay coupled with comments and annotations
Cons

  • None