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Common Core: W.6.1a

Lessonset 6th grade argumentative writing: responding to a prompt (1)

Interpreting a writing prompt, brainstorming topics, planning a response, and drafting and revising for the prompt: Your principal has asked for student feedback about the school rules. Think of a rule that you believe could be changed or improved. Write a letter to your principal explaining why this rule should be changed, make sure to support your stance with convincing reasons and evidence.
  1. Identify the different parts of an argumentative essay

    Identify the different parts of an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.6.4 | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to identify the different parts of an essay by labeling the thesis, topic sentence, supporting details and elaboration.

  2. Identify the subject and audience of an essay

    Identify the subject and audience of an essay

    Common Core: W.6.4 | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to identify the subject and audience of your essay by using the action verbs and repetition.

  3. Identify the purpose of an argumentative essay

    Identify the purpose of an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.6.4 | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to identify the purpose of an essay by using the action verbs and the subject in a prompt.

  4. Write an argument for a thesis statement

    Write an argument for a thesis statement

    Common Core: W.6.1a | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to write the argument for a thesis statement by turning the purpose statement into a claim.

  5. Write sub points for a thesis statement

    Write sub points for a thesis statement

    Common Core: W.6.1b | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to write the sub points for your thesis statement by turning the argument into a why question.

  6. Develop support for a claim in argumentative writing

    Develop support for a claim in argumentative writing

    Common Core: W.6.1b | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to support your argument by turning the topic sentence into a question.

  7. Connect ideas in an essay using example, addition, and contrast transition words

    Connect ideas in an essay using example, addition, and contrast transition words

    Common Core: W.6.1c | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to connect ideas in a text by using example, addition, and contrast transitions.

  8. Elaborate on supporting details using an anecdote

    Elaborate on supporting details using an anecdote

    Common Core: W.6.1b | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to elaborate on your supporting details by using an anecdote.

  9. Elaborate on supporting details by writing hypothetical details

    Elaborate on supporting details by writing hypothetical details

    Common Core: W.6.1b | by: Laura Killips

    In this lesson you will learn how to elaborate on a supporting detail by writing hypothetical details.