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Interpreting a persuasive writing prompt, brainstorming topics, planning a response, and drafting and revising for the prompt: Many schools struggle with whether or not students should be allowed to have cell phones in school. There are many benefits to allowing cell phones, but there are also many draw backs. Think about whether or not you think cell phones should be allowed in school. Write a letter to your principal that states your position on this topic. Be sure to support your opinion with evidence.
LESSON

Identify the parts of an argumentative essay

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.
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