Argumentative Writing for Middle School Digital Version

Argumentative Writing for Middle School Digital Version


NOW MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS CAN TEACH ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING through distance learning! This ARGUMENTATIVE Writing Unit has most of the same content as ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING PRINTABLE, but this resource is digital and interactive. It comes in POWERPOINT and GOOGLE! They are both aligned with Common Core and editable. Please SEE THE PREVIEW to check out the quality of this resource!


1. TEACHER NOTES: It has SCRIPTED lesson plans and ideas, links to the GOOGLE resources, answer keys, a checklist, and a rubric.

2. ANCHOR CHARTS: There are anchor charts to teach every skill in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.

3. DIGITAL INTERACTIVE NOTE-TAKING: They are included for every skill. They have directions and fill-in-the-box. It is in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.

4. INTERACTIVE PRACTICE: There are practice slides for some of the mini-lessons. They have text boxes. These are great for independent work and homework. It is in GOOGLE and PowerPoint.

5. SELF-CHECK PRACTICE 1: It comes in Google Slides or PowerPoint and needs to be placed in presentation mode. Students click the answers and it automatically tells them if they are right or wrong. If it is wrong, it goes back to the question. This one does not track and report the right and wrong answers. There are 16 questions per skill (Argumentative Elements, Author’s Purpose, Transition Words, Argumentative Word Choice.)

6. SELF-CHECK PRACTICE 2 C.U.P.S.: It is set up the same as the SELF-CHECK PRACTICE 1. There are 16 questions per skill (Capitalization, Usage, Punctuation, Spelling)

7. MODEL AND APPLY: For each lesson, there is a model of that skill that builds into an effective essay. There is also a place for students to apply that skill to build their essay.

8. ASSESSMENT 1 ARGUMENTATIVE ELEMENTS: This is only offered in GOOGLE FORMS for automatic grading.

9. ASSESSMENT 2 CUPS: There are two versions. One in PowerPoint and one in GOOGLE FORMS for automatic grading.



1. What is an argumentative essay? Argumentative Strategies- Warrants, Rebuttals

2. 5 Types of Claims,

3. Argumentative Elements

4. Prewriting- How to Brainstorm

5. Prewriting- Using Graphic Organizers

6. How to Determine Task, Audience, Purpose, Formal Style

8. Writing an Introduction

9. Writing a Body (Power of 3, facts and details)

10. How to Strengthen Claims

11. How to Take Notes, Avoid Plagiarism, Citing Sources

12. Credible Sources, Types of Evidence

13. Writing a Conclusion

14. Strategies to Write a Rough Draft

15. How to Plan a Writing Goal

16. DARE to Revise (How to Delete, Add, Rearrange, Exchange)

17. How to Write a Rockin’ Beginning (Strong Leads)

18. Using Transition Words, Clauses, Phrases

19. Adding Key Words and Phrases

20. How to Provide Sentence Variety

21. How to Write a Jammin’ Conclusion

22. How to Craft a Title

23. CUPS to Edit

24. Editing Capitalization

25. Editing Usage

26. Editing Punctuation

27. Editing Spelling

28. Rules for Peer Reflections

29. Writing a Final Copy