The Outsiders Argument Essay


Engage your students in an argument essay assignment that will challenge them to think about S.E. Hinton’s novel The Outsiders in a new way! This final essay for The Outsiders is a great writing task to get students critically thinking, writing, and supporting their claims with strong evidence! and supporting their claim.

This argument essay includes everything you need in order to assign an essay and go through the writing process with your students!

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • an argumentative essay prompt for The Outsiders
  • a brainstorming organizer
  • a five-paragraph essay outline
  • a body paragraph graphic organizer
  • two different grading rubrics (a 100-point rubric and a rubric that allows you to write in your own points values)
  • a handout for writing a strong counterclaim
  • a handout for writing a strong thesis statement
  • a peer editing form
  • two graphic organizers to help students organize their thoughts

You will love how this essay writing resource breaks down the writing process for your students. Your students will love how all of the organizers build on one another to make essay writing a breeze!

Prep is quick and easy… Just print the student pages, gather the materials listed, and you’re ready for a fun and engaging class!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Lisa W. says, “I really enjoyed the layout of this resource. I gave it to my middle school English Resource students to help with outlining and writing an argumentative paper.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Jason C. says, “My students loved the Outsiders and this material really added valuable information to my unit. Thanks.


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