These sites focus on persuasive and argumentative writing for middle and high school students. Learn about the persuasive techniques used in letters, essays, and advertisements. There are suggested hands-on activities, graphic organizers, writing prompts, and assessment sheets. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on debate.
This straightforward site includes components to include in your argumentative paper. Links on the bottom contain more information on specific aspects of writing. Click on "Coherence: Transitions Between Ideas" for transition ideas to use in writing.
These sites offer tips and activity ideas for sponsoring classroom debates at various grade levels. Learn how to prepare for a debate and how to improve your presentation skills. Includes transcripts and video clips of presidential debates from 1960-2000. There are links to eThemes Resources on writing.