Step-by-Step Argumentative Writing Grades 6-8

Step-by-Step Argumentative Writing Grades 6-8


This comprehensive Argumentative unit was specifically designed for teachers to follow through the WRITING PROCESS with already prepped modeled lessons. Every lesson builds upon the previous skill within one piece of writing, which gives students a thorough understanding of how to put a piece of writing together. This unit is completely updated with tons of additions! You will have everything you need!!!!


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★ Scripted Lesson Plans

★ Model Writing (Included for every mini lesson)

★ 5 Argumentative Passages

★ Anchor Charts

★ DIFFERENTIATED Interactive Pages

★ Practice Printables

★ Task Cards (Great for centers or extra practice)

★ Suggested Mentor Text List

★ Argumentative Writing Checklist

★ Key Words and Phrases Lists (Introductions, Body, and Conclusions)

★ Common Core Opinion Elements Checklist

★ Writing Goals Form

★ Peer Reflection Form

★ Self-Reflection Form

★ Tracking Progress Form

★ Argumentative Writing Rubric (3-point and 4-point)

★ Weekly Writing Guide for Students for Essay of the Week

★ Writing Prompt Cards


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

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