which has helped thousands of teachers spend less time grading! If you havent had a lot of success teaching students to write persuasively, and if the approach outlined here is different from what youve been doing, give it a try. Its so simple, it gets them out of their seats, and for a unit on argument, its an easy way to get them thinking about how the art of argument is something they practice all the time. Next I would show students their major assignment, the performance assessment that they will work on for the next few weeks. For some students, this early stage might take a few more days, and thats fine: I would rather spend more time getting it right at the pre-writing stage than have a student go off willy-nilly, draft a full essay, then realize they need to start. Join my mailing list and get weekly tips, tools, and inspirationin quick, bite-sized packagesall geared toward making your teaching more effective and fun.
6th Grade Reading/Writing Argumentative Texts - Delaware
Once students have argued without the support of any kind of research or text, I would set up a second debate; this time with more structure and more time to research ahead of time. At this time, I also show them a model of a piece of writing that meets the requirements of the assignment. I look for and put together resources that would appeal to any teacher who teaches any subject. This lays the groundwork for whats to come. Just click on the image below and youll be taken to a page where you can read more and see a detailed preview of whats included. Then again, Im always interested in how other people do the things I can already do; maybe youre curious like that, too.
My sixth gr aders did really well with this graphic organizer.
It includes an intro.