Scoring Guide As A Measure Of Progress

Scoring Guide As A Measure Of Progress

Argument Writing

Opening

Take a minute to consider what you know about argument writing. Then share your response with the class.

Benchmark (Cold Write): Argument

Work Time

Now you will write an argument. Remember that an argument is a text that provides claims and gives evidence to support them. It also deals with opposing or alternative counterclaims.

  • You will be given a set of facts to base your argument upon. Assume that all the facts given are true; develop your argument on the basis of the evidence provided in those facts. Your argument must use the information in these facts to support your claim. Your argument must also acknowledge a counterclaim. Present your reasoning in a clear and logical manner.

You will have 45 minutes to write your argument.

Benchmark (Cold Write): Argument

Closing

Closing Benchmark (Cold Write): Argument

Consider the argument you just made. Turn to a partner and respond to this prompt.

  • How difficult would it have been for you to argue the opposing claim? Why?