Argumentative Writing for 6-12 Social Social Studies

Help your learners create coherent claims, evidence, reasoning, and counterarguments. A PowerPoint presentation teaches them about the CER model and its role in their own writing. Pre- and post- surveys prompt pupils to identify their areas of growth and mastery. It also relates information back to writing DBQs within a social studies classroom and teaches how to cite textual evidence. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Consider giving your class a favorite mistake writers make with their claims, evidence, or reasoning; have them revise it as an entrance or exit ticket
Classroom Considerations

  • The material is extensive; consider reviewing a different part of argumentative writing per day in a workshop setting so that students are not overwhelmed
  • Teach some of these skills in a station rotation so you can work individually with small groups to offer support if needed
Pros

  • Resource includes practice items from visual and print mediums 
  • Includes models to reinforce learning
  • Applicable to all secondary grade levels
Cons

  • None