Explain argument.Discuss the hints for writing an argument paragraph.
Discuss the steps to writing an argument paragraph.
Have students self-select a topic and brainstorm about it.Discuss grouping the ideas and have students group ideas from their brainstorm.Have students draft a topic sentence for their paragraph.
Have students to draft an outline for their paragraph.Allow students to use the checklist for revising an argument outline.Discuss emphatic order.
Once students have an outline, have them write a first draft.Direct students to use the checklist for revising the draft of an argument paragraph.Remind students to check reasons, examine the problem, and use transitions.Have students exchange papers for peer review. Direct students to revise their draft based on feedback from the peer review.
In partner groups, have students proofread each other’s argumentparagraph.Review Lines of Detail, Topics for Writing, and Topics for Critical Thinking and Writing sections.