Reflection: Debate Writing Arguments with Counterclaims - Section 4: Writing Workshop


I don't have a ton of resources hidden away to teach argument writing. Hidden away?  I really mean jammed into the closet in my classroom, or stacked on a bookshelf in my house, or in the other bookshelf in my house. I have a ton of stuff for persuasive writing and using propaganda techniques, but not debate.

While I was researching argument writing, I came across this book Teaching Argument Writing: Supporting Claims with Relevant Evidence and Clear Reasoning.

I haven't ordered the book yet, but from what I could see from the preview, it looks good.  Guess what I'm doing this summer? Woo!

  I'll Have to Read this Book
  Debate: I'll Have to Read this Book
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Writing Arguments with Counterclaims

Unit 12: Novel Study: The Hunger Games
Lesson 12 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to write arguments to defend a claim by outlining and discussing with peers.

Big Idea: Students make their writing stronger by developing counterclaims.

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