Argument writing is one of three types of writing stressed in the Common Core Standards for English, history, and science/technical studies.
Here are some of the strategies used to teach argument writing.
What’s the difference between persuasive and argument writing?
Persuasive writing aims to persuade the reader that the stated position is correct. The writer wants to “win over” the reader, often by appealing to emotions. In contrast, argument writing must present a strong claim and support that claim with “sufficient evidence” and relevant “valid reasoning.”
- First, select a high interest topic.
- Then Get Kids Thinking.
- Extend the Discussion Online to Engage All Voices
- Face-to-Face Conversations: Explore Differences
- Google Docs: Research & Organize Ideas
- Flip Your Explanation