In this lesson, students begin the writing process for the End of Unit 2 Assessment, an argument essay on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The following criteria were used to define argument writing:
– The goal of argument writing is for the reader to acknowledge the validity of the claim (not necessarily be persuaded by it).
– Appropriate evidence is used and analyzed logically to support the claim. This evidence is usually organized into reasons.
– The author considers the reasons and evidence for the reasons before articulating the claim.
– The author acknowledges and responds to a counterclaim in his or her writing.
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From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 Module 2B, Unit 2, Lesson 11.
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