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Common Core: W.8.1
| by: Daniel Rau

Lessonset 8th grade argumentative writing: Crafting an argumentative essay

Crafiting an argumentative essay by brainstorming, planning, drafting, revising, and editing.
  1. Select a topic for an argumentative essay

    Select a topic for an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.8.1 | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to choose a topic for an argumentative essay by exploring issues that affect today's world.

  2. Draft a thesis statement

    Draft a thesis statement

    Common Core: W.8.1a | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to draft a thesis statement for your argumentative essay by combining your claim and supporting reasons.

  3. Gather evidence and cite sources

    Gather evidence and cite sources

    Common Core: W.8.8 | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to collect evidence that supports your thesis by using a variety of properly cited resources.

  4. Organize information for an argumentative essay

    Organize information for an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.8.4 | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to organize your information for an argumentative essay by using boxes and bullets to prioritize evidence.

  5. Write an introductory paragraph that addresses the opposing views

    Write an introductory paragraph that addresses the opposing views

    Common Core: W.8.1a | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn to write an introductory paragraph to define your claim by arguing why this issue is important and addressing the opposing claim.

  6. Draft body paragraphs for an argumentative essay

    Draft body paragraphs for an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.8.1b | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to draft body paragraphs by introducing and explaining your evidence while using transitions between sentences and paragraphs.

  7. Draft a concluding paragraph for an argumentative essay

    Draft a concluding paragraph for an argumentative essay

    Common Core: W.8.1e | by: Daniel Rau

    In this lesson you will learn how to draft a concluding paragraph for your essay by summarizing your argument, identifying a solution, and stating the consequence of inaction.