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In today’s lesson, you will:  Review the parts of an Opinion/Argumentative Piece.  Introduction  Supporting Reasons  Opposing Claim/Counterclaim 

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1 In today’s lesson, you will:  Review the parts of an Opinion/Argumentative Piece.  Introduction  Supporting Reasons  Opposing Claim/Counterclaim  Conclusion  Use a graphic organizer to organize the reasons and support that you gathered during brainstorming. Standards: L.7.2.b L.7.3.a. L.7.4.d.

2 Essential Question How can Opinion/ Argumentative writing be used to influence people?

3 What is an Opinion/Argumentative Essay? In an opinion/argumentative essay, you state your opinion/argument about an issue and try to persuade others to agree with you. Introduction Supporting Reasons Conclusion Introduce the topic in an interesting way. Clearly state your argument about it, as well as any opposing arguments or claims. Support your argument with at least three clear reasons and relevant evidence. Use facts and details from credible sources as well as your own experience. Restate your argument, and sum up the reasons that support it.

4 Step #2: Organize You are almost ready to begin a draft of your Opinion/Argumentative Piece. You can use a graphic organizer to organize the reasons and support that you gathered during brainstorming. As you write the different parts of your draft, you will refer to this graphic organizer. Before we begin, let’s take a look at how the 7 th grade writer of the mentor text completed this graphic organizer.

5 Step #2: Organize IntroductionClaim/Argument This is the first paragraph. You must state your argument/claim about the topic. We should stop producing and using pennies. ConclusionClaim/Argument This is the last paragraph. You must:  Restate your argument/claim about the topic.  Summarize your reasons.  Invite your reader to agree with you. We should stop producing and using pennies because they are worthless and waste time and money.

6 Step #2: Organize Reason #1 Pennies are worthless because you can’t really buy anything with them. Even penny candy costs more than a penny now. Most people don’t even pick up pennies from the sidewalk. Reason #2 Pennies waste time at stores as they are counted. The Unites States Mint wastes time producing 20 million pennies a day. Reason #3 Pennies waste money. For every penny made, 0.23 of a cent is wasted. Pennies also waste metal, energy to make them, and fuel to ship them places. Supporting Reasons – Middle or body paragraphs – They come after the introduction but before the conclusion. – They give reasons to support your claim/argument. – They offer facts and personal experiences to support your reasons. – Hint: Reason #1 should be your STRONGEST or MOST Convincing reason. (Start out with the best!) – When completing this part, you will need to combine each reason with the support from your Brainstorm G.O.

7 Step #2: Organize Let ’s Organize Your Opinion Piece 1.Create a new document inside of your ELA Turn it in folder (Google Drive). 2.Title the document: “Organize Graphic Organizer for Opinion/Argumentative Essay” 3.Label each part of your graphic organizer. 4.Type and save your work. 5.Complete assigned Skills Tutor lessons.

8 In today’s lesson, we:  Reviewed the parts of an Opinion/Argumentative Piece.  Introduction  Supporting Reasons  Opposing Claim/Counterclaim  Conclusion  Used a graphic organizer to organize the reasons and support that you gathered during brainstorming.  Place your graphic organizer in your period’s inbox or place it in your ELA Turn it in folder on Google Drive. Standards: L.7.2.b L.7.3.a. L.7.4.d.


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