Understanding Argumentative Texts – A Toolkit for RI.6.8


While middle school students might be naturals at arguing, teaching them how to read and understand argumentative texts is a different story! With this reading toolkit for informational standard 6.8, you’ll get access to several mini-lessons and activities that break down the elements of an argument into easy, digestible chunks. These mini-lessons will help your students analyze arguments in no time!


This argument analysis bundle will give your students engaging and appropriate practice in identifying the author’s claim, tracing arguments, and evaluating evidence and reasoning.

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This Argumentative Text Toolkit includes:

⭐️ Elements of an Argument Introduction

⭐️ Author’s Argument Task Cards

⭐️ Argument Writing Prompts

⭐️ Tracing Arguments with a Smash, Boom, Best Podcast Study

⭐️ Argumentative Passages & Question Sets

This bundle of argument resources will allow your students to work with arguments before writing their own!

The best part? The majority of the hard work has been done for you, and everything comes in printable and digital formats. Your students will be ready to write their arguments in no time!



⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Sheri says, This is an outstanding product! Thank you for your time and effort in creating it! I began using this with my students last week as a way to help them understand and strengthen the skill of argument writing. I’m very impressed with this and my students are responding well so far!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Mind Hive says, “I loved this resource! It introduced me to JamBoard and to an awesome website for argumentative podcasts. As a newer teacher, I found myself overwhelmed with argument standards. This resource was perfect to get my students identifying claim, evidence, and reasoning! Thank you so much for all of your hard work!”

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Naomi says, “Loved this resource. It is very useful and engaging! Thank you so much!”


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