Synthesis Essay Unit – Should Students Be Required to Wear Uniforms?


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
argument essay
prewriting organizer
reading and research notes organizer
evidence 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

Looking for more instruction and guidance for your students?
Essay Writing Unit: Teach Your Students to Master the Essay
Introduction to Argumentative Writing: a CCSS aligned mini-unit
Argumentative and Persuasive Writing Strategies: Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Understanding Logical Fallacies – CCSS aligned