Argumentative Text Introduction – The Elements of An Argument Mini-Lesson
Lay solid foundations for your argument unit with this simple yet effective argumentative text introduction. The editable PowerPoint presentation provides an easy-to-understand overview of the elements of an argument, while the doodle notes provide a fun and interactive way for students to take notes and process the material. Finally, the posters provide a great visual for students to refer to as they learn about the basics.
✎ With this mini-lesson, you can help your students develop a better understanding of the key concepts of an argument.
What elements are covered in this argumentative text introduction?
- The Purpose of an Argument (The WHY)
- Argument vs. Persuasion
- Counterclaims & Rebuttals
With this ready-to-use mini-lesson, you can focus on delivering the content and engaging with your students instead of spending time and energy creating your own mini-lesson from scratch.
► Here’s what’s included:
- Editable Slideshow (PowerPoint & Google Slides)
- Interactive Notetaker & Completed Example
- Argument Bulletin Board Posters
… All in Printable & Digital Formats!
You’ll love the visually appealing slide deck (that requires no prep), and your students will love being able to incorporate their creativity in the note-taking process. No cutting or gluing required!
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jennifer said, “Very helpful resource for introducing the aspects of argumentative writing.”
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Amy said, “Good overview and review of the elements of argumentative writing. Visually appealing and student-friendly. Thanks!”
How long does this take? It often takes my 6th-graders one 45-minute class period to go over the content and take notes in a brain-friendly way. After that – you can incorporate some fun activities to give your students practice with the various elements!
Supports Common Core Standards (CCSS):
- RI.5.1, RI.5.8
- RI.6.1, RI.6.8
- RI.7.1, RI.7.8
You might also like these argument mini-lessons:
- Tracing & Evaluating Arguments
- Author’s Argument Task Cards
- Evaluating Arguments with Smash, Boom, Best
- Argument Quick Writes
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