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Critical Thinking Writing Essay Problem Solving



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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 2, as of 2008-07-03.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 2
Appropriate Pedagogy: 2

Reviewer Comments:

This is an interesting exercise that could be used in many high school Social Studies classes when teaching argumentative essay writing. Students provide original anonymous prompts for other students in the class. All students are then asked to write a rough draft of an argumentative essay on the prompt using their own experiences and knowledge. A few student volunteers then share the essays while the teacher leads a discussion of certain key elements of an argumentative essay such as claims and examples. The lesson provides objectives and procedure but it would be beneficial to have a list of the key elements of an argumentative essay with definitions and examples to support the lesson as well as a rubric for evaluating the essays. This activity could be a good lead in for writing an argumentative essay on a controversial topic/event relating to a unit of study.

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