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    Argument writing is one of the writing categories that you will be assessed this school year.  English Language Arts writing standard W.6.1 entails students writing arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. This means that you will be required to:

     a. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

    b. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

    c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

    d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

     In the links below, I have provided a brief overview of what is Argument Writing as well as some graphic organizers that you may use to help you organize/format your writing. Remember, when writing an argumentative essay it is expected that you clearly state your viewpoint on a particular topic by either agreeing or disagreeing. You must also generate original reasons to support your argument. Finally, you must support your arguments with textual evidence.    

     
     
     
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