We’re always talking about bringing what we do in the classroom to a real-world environment. There is a great opportunity for us to do this with the Argument unit and the New York Times, which is running a student contest: Student Contest: Write an Editorial on an Issue that Matters to You. Submissions are due March 17th.
Other argument resources from the New York Times’s Learning Network:
- While our argument assignments ask for an exploration of both sides, this lesson plan (complete with graphic organizers and a video on what makes a good editorial) might be good practice or a good stepping-stone on the way to the final argument paper. Great practice for evidence-based arguments!
- Includes an explanation of rhetorical devices and sample editorials that might interest students.
- Another way to let students think about, understand, and create arguments.
From Two Writing Teachers: Mentor Text Thursday: Editorials
You also have a variety of resources in two books in the book room: Everything’s an Argument and Models for Writers.
Do you have any great resources for argument? Feel free to leave links to them in the comment section to share!