No Rambling Allowed

The fourth lesson in an eight lesson unit about persuasive writing.  Includes printable handouts and a PowerPoint and stresses the importance of organization and supporting arguments. This series of lessons is teacher friendly and engaging to students. Students begin to organize their arguments and evidence both for and against the rule banning band t-shirts. Students learn the necessity of clear organization, generate main and supporting arguments, and create idea webs to organize the evidence they gathered in the last lesson.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3003.3.1
Write in a variety of modes, with particular emphasis on persuasion, for different purposes and audiences.
CLE 3003.3.3
Organize ideas into an essay with a thesis statement in the introduction, well-constructed paragraphs, a conclusion, and transition sentences that connect...
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Learning objectives: 

The student will:

  • Compare well-organized supporting arguments with poorly-organized ones.
  • Deconstruct a well-organized argument.
  • Develop main and supporting arguments.
  • Use a graphic organizer to organize arguments and evidence.

Lesson Variations

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