High school English teachers and middle school English teachers looking for the most engaging (and time saving) lesson plans -- look no further. This is a treasure trove.

I would use this lesson plan in my classroom, not all the time, but occasionally. I think it's a good idea to mix things up and make sure the children are involved in the classroom and I think this is a great way of doing that.

This claims vs. statements sorting activity is such a fun and challenging way to help your students understand what a claim (or thesis statement) REALLY is. Your students will better understand this concept, think critically, and be prepared to write argumentative essays with this writing activity! (Great for middle school and high school students!)

Claims vs. Statements Sort Activity for Middle School

This claims vs. statements sorting activity is such a fun and challenging way to help your students understand what a claim (or thesis statement) REALLY is. Your students will better understand this concept, think critically, and be prepared to write argu

Great idea. Make thematic word walls and then add to an overall one

Make thematic word walls and then add to an overall one Look at newspapers and magazines for components of persuasive writing

Attack rhetorical analysis and writing using the SOAPSTone method!     	 Breaks down the popular SOAPSTone acronym used for rhetorical analysis and writing: Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject, and Tone.  	 Each point includes questions for critical reading.  	 Aligns to Common Core State Standards      ©2016. 13 x 38 inches. Laminated. Middle school and high school.

SOAPSTone Strategy Skinny Poster from Teacher's Discovery. Attack rhetorical analysis using the SOAPSTone method!

Middle School Mob: Evidence Tracker for Reading Comprehension & Argumentative Writing

Use this great free Evidence Tracker Graphic Organizer to help your students find and analyze evidence from any unit you're studying! Great to use as a writing tool for your students!

Research binders for teens | Research unit | middle and high school english | ELA | Research essay | Research paper | Grades 8-12

Research Binder Projects: 170 pages of Common Core Aligned materials

Research binders for teens Research unit middle and high school english ELA Research essay Research paper Grades

High School Bulletin Board (things to remember when writing literary paragraph/essay)

High School Bulletin Board (things to remember when writing literary paragraph/essay). This would be great for Middle school also.

Are you using writer's notebooks? Are you looking for a way to model a Common Core Aligned argument for middle school? Included you will find a interactive notebook foldable that helps students organize information for an argument writing that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Argument Writing Foldable with Counterclaim, Evidence and Explanation

Included you will find a interactive notebook foldable that helps students organize information for an argument writing that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Your students will LOVE this spin on argument writing!

Argument writing comes to life when you put the Big Bad Wolf on trial! Your students will never think writing is boring again!

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