Opinion Writing - This engaging writing unit will guide students through writing a five paragraph essay. Students will think of ways to improve the school lunch menu and support their opinions with reasons, details, and examples.
closing sentence/ transitional sentence (last sentence of paragraph)
What does this look like in writing?
Example #1 (intro)
Examples from Sample Argument Essay #5
Are there multiple ways to write an argument body paragraph?
Your paragraphs do NOT have to look like your peers'.
Making sure to select the right structure for your essay is one of the key points of success. Sticking to a recommended essay structure is the best way to properly outline and write it, paragraph by paragraph from the introduction to conclusion, without mistakes.
You must ALWAYS cite your evidence.
Your explanation for any evidence you provide or any statements you make.
Any evidence or arguments you provide that goes AGAINST your claim.
Using evidence to disprove counterclaims presented in your essay.
Always included after a counterclaim
Transitional Sentence or clause
A sentence or clause that connects ideas (evidence, arguments, etc.) in your essay.
Can come at beginning, middle, or end of paragraphs.
A sentence at the end of your paragraph that sums up what you wrote about.
It reminds the reader of the argument you were making.
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