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Toolbox: Argumentative/Persuasive Writing

Argumentative/Persuasive Writing


Grade 7 Argument Sample

My daughter Hayley can argue anything! When she was in middle school if I said the sky was blue she would argue that it was really shades of gray. I called her my little defense attorney, and who knows she just might be one day. It got to the point where I decided I would […]


Persuasive Student Writing Sample

Here is a 7th grade sample of a well-written argumentative essay. Note the strong organizational structure, with an effective introduction that states the issue to be considered. Each body paragraph begins with a clearly stated main reason supported by numerous specific examples to support the argument. The use of quotes, statistics, and anecdotes make for […]