Making a Formal Argument - "The Most Important Word"
In this formal argument worksheet, students learn debate skills by writing a formal argument to the given prompt. Students must be able to state their position, provide points that support their decision, and support each point with evidence.
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Speeches: Argument and Methods
After analyzing speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, class members craft their own argumentative essay in which they make a case for the speaker they think makes...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Support an Argument
It's time to plan! Brainstorm a persuasive writing assignment with this graphic organizer. Middle schoolers use the organizer to choose a topic, create a stance, and note the argument. They also identify the argument for the opposing...
6th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Group Debate: Acknowledging and Responding to Counter-Arguments
A strong argument can anticipate the objections others may raise, and address the counterarguments in its claim. High schoolers work together to formulate counterarguments based on their positions. Given an issue of interest, groups...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Formal versus Informal Language
Engage in an activity that focuses on the concepts of formal and informal language use. Middle and high schoolers compare and contrast each style by using a Venn diagram that includes some examples. They read and hear a passage of lyrics...
7th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Transition Words and Phrases: Road Signs for the Reader
Therefore! However! Furthermore! Explore the power of transition words and phrases. Signal your readers by suggesting the relationship between different thoughts or points. Help them demonstrate an understanding of word relationships.
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles
Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough lesson and examples of different speech...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Make Sense of Spelling
Help your pupils comprehend how words are put together. The video takes the history of words into consideration as the narrator investigates the word one and words related and connected to one. Using an onion as a metaphor, the video...
4 mins 7th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable