AP Lang: Argumentative Essay Drafting


  • ELAGSE11-12RI7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented indifferent media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. Georgia ELA
  • ELAGSE11-12W7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. Georgia ELA

Learning Target
I can research my chosen topic and compose my argumentative essay.

Opening Session
Grab a laptop!
While you’re doing that, I will review how to upload your essay to the class Google Drive, just in case anyone has forgotten.

Work Session
You will have the entire class period to work on composing your essay!

  • 750 words
  • at least 3 sources
  • at least 1 quote from each source
  • MLA format, including Works Cited page
  • No logical fallacies
  • Use of multiple persuasive appeals
  • Turned into the class Google Drive

Closing Session
About ten minutes before the class, I want everyone to stop and reread their own essay out loud to themselves (whisper, of course). This will help you make sure you don’t have any grammatical errors, typos, or awkward sentences.

Formative (essay check in), Summative (essay)

Process (scaffolding, research help), product (varied length)

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