Initiation of Task: Ability to establish a claim and consolidate information relevant to task.


Planning: Ability to develop a line of thought and text structure appropriate to an argumentation task.


Development: Ability to construct an initial draft with an emerging line of thought and structure.


Revision & Editing: Ability to apply revision strategies to refine development of argument, including line of thought, language, tone, and presentation.






LearnZillion

This website contains clear and concise tutorials on who to write a variety of essays. It is free and provides interactive features. Use the Common Core Navigator to find lesson sets on research, reading, and writing.

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TAP Worksheet

TAP (Topic, Audience, Purpose) -Students look at the prompt to determine what their essay’s main topic is (topic), to whom they are writing (audience) , and the main idea/thesis (purpose).

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Online Thesis Builder

Plug in key ideas and this helps you write a thesis.

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Tools for Outlineing

How to create outlines for Argumentation

Online Outline Builder
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OWL Purdue Lesson on Understanding the Prompt

This resource covers responding to the writing prompt, beginning with understanding the prompt and what it is asking you to do.
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Meacham Writer's Workshop

Writing mini-lessons for primary grades

How to Write and Outline

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