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Argument WritingCheat Sheet&PairedActivityCardsELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

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ARGUMENT WRITINGCHEAT SHEETPERSUASIVE WRITINGCHEAT SHEETPURPOSEPURPOSETo inform an audience that yourviewpoint deserves considerationTo move an audience to action or toconvince an audience to adopt yourviewpointSTRATEGYSTRATEGYTo present information on both sidesof an issue by favoring one side andcasting reasonable doubt about themerits of the other sideTo present information and opinionson one side of an issue by developing a strong connection with a targetaudiencePHRASESPHRASESYou can help Do you want We deserve better While it is true that Opponents will claim In spite of the fact sionalDetachedESSENTIAL ELEMENTSResources including claims and counterclaims are the keys to validatingyour AL ELEMENTSYour feelings about the issue alongwith a call to action are the keys toachieving your goal.ELAseminars.comSecrets of Teaching Copyright 2014 All Rights Reserved

ArgumentTopic CardsandPlanning ToolsforStudent PairsELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

Product Components#1: Persuasive Writing and Argument Writing Cheat SheetsPurpose: To help students understand the fundamentals of thetwo genresCategories on the Cheat Sheets include: 1) Purpose, 2)Strategy,3)Phrases, 4) Style and Essential Elements.#2: 24 Paired Activity Planning CardsPurpose: To give step by step support to student pairs as theyplan an argument pieceEach card includes: 1) a Topic/Issue, 2) Getting StartedInformation, and 3) a Research Planning Guide.#3: A Paired Activity Discussion CardPurpose: To help students internalize the components of TheToulmin Model for ArgumentAdditional Materials:Collaborative Argument Planning SheetFull-size versions of thePaired Activity Planning CardsELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

Acti vi ty Cards andPlanni ng T oolsMini Collaboration Guides for Student PairsDirections:1) Assign a topic or allow student pairs to select anissue which has supporters and opponents.2) Have students discuss the “Getting Started”subtopics and agree on a position.3) Ask students to research their selected topic/issueusing the “Research Planning Guide.”4) Distribute the “Collaborative Planning Sheet.”ELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

CollaborativePlanning SheetDirections:1) Student pairs will complete one “CollaborativePlanning Sheet” per topic.2) Abbreviated source information must be included(e.g. The World Around Us: Chapter 2; New YorkTimes: 2014 online article).ELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

Collaborative Planning SheetNamesWriting ArgumentClaim (point of view)Evidence #1 (supporting information)Evidence #2 ( supporting information)Counterclaim (opponent’s best argument)Rebuttal (weakness in opponent’s argument)Sources:Conclusion (satisfying review)

Activity TopicandPlanning CardsDirections:1) Cut out activity cards and distribute to the class.2) Instruct students to find the partner who is inpossession of the same topic/issue.3) Follow the step by step directions on page #4.ELA Seminars, LLC 2014 All Rights Reserved

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