Grades 6–8
2-3 Sessions, 60 Minutes Each
Informational, Media, Persuasive

State Your Claim: Argumentative Writing

Alana Herron, 826 Digital Educator Leader

Alana is a transplant from Chicago, but has lived in San Francisco with her family for decades. She appreciates the beauty of the Bay Area and looks to the library for answers!

What Your Students Will Learn

Your students will learn how to craft a stance on a controversial issue, including rational and a counterargument.

Common Core Standards
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
What Your Students Will Produce

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