Argument Writing Prompts – Daily ELA Warm-Ups
Looking to help your middle school ELA students master argument writing? Get your kids thinking about arguments using topics they are familiar with (and love) using this set of argument writing prompts. These quick writes make the perfect bell-ringer activity to practice drafting arguments in less than 5 minutes per day!
► What’s Included?
- 30 Different Argument Writing Prompts
- 6 Styles of Prompts
- EDITABLE Google Slides
Quick writes are a great way to help your students get their ideas on paper! Not only can they improve students’ writing fluency, but they might also decrease social anxiety when it comes to writing in general. Quick writes are an effective way to kickstart your writing lesson!
► Check Out the Different Prompts…
- 5 “Change My Mind” Prompts (students counter the argument)
- 5 Would You Rather Prompts
- 5 Penny For Your Thoughts (students respond to a question)
- 5 Respond to the Statement Prompts
- 5 Who Would Win? Prompts
- 5 Video Response Prompts
► How Do You Recommend Using These Argument Writing Prompts?
Quick writes are intended to be short, low-pressure sprints in writing.
- Set a timer for 5-10 minutes, read the prompt, and give the students time to write in their journals.
- Feel free to write alongside them!
- At the end of the quick write session, invite students to discuss or share their thinking.
✎ Bonus! Quick Writes also result in a notebook FULL of “seeds” to use for a later, more developed piece of writing.
TEACHERS LIKE YOU SAID…
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Alice said, “I love these prompts and so do my students! Such a great resource to use in addition to my lessons! Thank you!”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Traci said, “I have been using these Quick Write templates weekly as my students! My students are very engaged in the topics and they can relate to them. They are also handy to assign if they finish with an assignment faster than I planned.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Laura said, “APA Writing- my students literally said “I love these topics! So deep and thoughtful”
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
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