Are you teaching argument writing in your class? Do you need high-interest articles and materials for your students to buy into the writing? How about using Snapchat and Fortnite to engage your students?!?!? Save almost $4.00 with this bundle!!!
If students are not talking about Fortnite or Instagram, they are discussing Snapchat! My middle school students choose this app over any other one. I figured students would love to read about the pros and cons of Snapchat, and they can choose an argument based on the research and information! I thought I would turn something the kids love into a learning experience and a teachable moment! What student would not love to write about social media?!?!
I wrote a three-page article about the safety of Snapchat and teenage usage, and it observes both sides of the argument about the app-why teens love the app, as well as the concerns. This product includes both a higher and lower-level article for differentiation purposes. Included with the article are reading comprehension questions for both levels, as well argument writing extension activities and worksheets.
☀Snapchat article-“Is Snapchat Safe for Teens?”-Differentiated
-Higher & Lower Level Articles
☀Comprehension Questions & Short Answer Question-Differentiated
-Higher & Lower Level Questions
☀T-Chart Template Graphic Organizer
☀Argument Writing Reference Sheet
☀Argument Writing Template-MAD LIBS Style!
Has Fortnite taken over your classroom as it has mine? This is all my students talk about, and if there is a second of downtime, they are talking about their levels, successes, Snapchat photos, and everything that comes with this game! I thought I would turn this crazy fad that is taking over our classrooms into a learning experience and a teachable moment!
I wrote a three-page article (”Fortnite-Addiction or Amusement?”) on the controversy of Fortnite, and it observes both sides of the argument about the video game. Included with the article, I created 8 multiple choice questions, along with a short-answer question. There are many extensions you can add to this article!
A. Fortnite article- “Fortnite-Addiction or Amusement?”
B. Comprehension Questions & Short Answer Questions
C. Answer Key
D. Graphic Organizer for the Debate
E. JUST ADDED IT! 4/3/18-Argument Writing Template & Worksheet
Part of the English Language Arts standards is for students to be “college-ready”. It is so important for students to know how to properly argue a topic they feel strongly about, and secondly, they need to know how to produce and argue a strong debate. The key to being able to do this is understanding the writing technique for the argument.
I took the time to simplify this process for my students, and I wanted to share this process with you. My students really appreciated the way I introduced writing an argument, and they expressed that it is simple and easy. I hope you find it just as useful and engaging.
1.3 brainstorming worksheets
2. A poster defining argument writing for your classroom
3. An argument writing printable for quick reference
4. A sample argument essay for student reference
5. A Mad Lib’s style writing template for successful argument writing
6. Full activity for student practice with articles and a brainstorming worksheet
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