We are currently working on Argumentative writing. Students have already had practice in UsaTestPrep as well as Performance Matters. The outline is what they should use when constructing their essay.
Their essay should begin with an Introduction that includes a hook, background information, and their claim explicitly stated. They should then have a 3 paragraph body in which they have 3 reasons for their claim, each getting a separate paragraph, in which they state reason, cite textual evidence, and explain evidence. They should then present a counter claim aknowledging that there is an opposing side and end with a concluding paragraph.Argumentative Essay Outline