Synthesis Writing: In this argument essay synthesis writing mini-unit, students will closely and critically read multiple sources on a single topic and then formulate an argument based on the readings.
This is an engaging argument essay that your students will want to write! Includes: writing prompt, prewriting, graphic organizers, outline, peer edit, rubric, and sources!
There is a lot of debate about school uniforms.
Should schools require students to wear uniforms?
This synthesis writing activity is common core-aligned. The argument essay includes everything you need from initial research on the topic to the grading rubric. This assignment is ideal for students in grades 9-12.
This file contains:
table of contents with a link to a Google Doc file containing links to articles and an editable assignment page
unit outline and suggestion page
synthesis writing student infographic
reading and research notes organizer
visual, essay-blocking organizer
thesis statement organizer
counter argument graphic organizer
two different essay outlines
peer editing form
100 point argument essay rubric
fill-in-the-blank essay rubric
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