Controversial Issue Argument Essay Unit


Your high school students will enjoy researching, writing, and debating about controversial issues in this argumentative essay project.

This download includes everything you need to assign a controversial issues essay to your students!

This file includes:

Essay Assignment Sheet

List of More than 50 Controversial Issues

List of Rhetorical Devices

List of Logical Fallacies

Organizers for a Mini Classroom Debate

Multiple Brainstorming and Researching Organizers

Essay Writing Organizers

Essay Outlines for a 5-Paragraph Essay

Essay Outlines for a non 5-Paragraph Essay

Peer Editing

Grading Rubric

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