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21 Argumentative Writing Exercises: Breaking Down Arguments: 4 Interactive Ways to Teach Argumentative Writing Without Assigning an Essay

Two Middle School ELA Teachers

Release Date: 02/21/2023

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Two Middle School ELA Teachers

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In this episode, we share four engaging and interactive activities that can help middle school students understand and practice the key concepts of argumentative writing without having to write a formal essay. We cover the claim vs. opinion game, the debate roundtable, role-playing scenarios, and the expert opinion research.  Each activity is designed to be both educational and fun, making it easier for students to stay engaged and retain the information.  We have a special offer for those who listen this week to say thank you for listening and to celebrate the accomplishment of making over 20 episodes.   Be sure to follow us on Instagram at ELA Core Plans and visit our blot at www.elacoreplans.com