Graphic Essay: Visual Essay Assignment for Argument Writing (Distance Learning)


A graphic essay is a multimedia project that combines traditional essay writing elements with images and graphic design. It’s like a one-pager for essays!

This graphic essay assignment is designed to be used in an argument writing or persuasive writing unit. It includes traditional PDF resources and handouts as well as Google Docs resources.

This Digital Visual Essay Assignment is ideal for middle school and high school students and is optimized for digital learning, distance learning, and Google Classroom. SMARTePlans teaching units run on the Google platform. Digital sentence combing bell-ringers for remote learning!

This graphic essay assignment includes these items:

PDF Teacher Instructions

PDF Student Informational Handout

PDF Assignment Sheet

PDF Essay Handouts

PDF Student Research Notes

PDF Student Brainstorming Sheet

PDF Counter Argument Organizer

PDF Rhetorical Precis Handout

Google Docs Assignment Info (editable)

Google Docs Student Research Notes (editable – students type directly in the file)

Google Docs Brainstorming Organizer (editable – students type directly in the file)

Google Docs Counter Argument Organizer (editable – students type directly in the file)

Google Docs Rubric (editable)

SMARTePlans lessons and resources are Google-based classroom resources that are fully-functional in Google Classroom.