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Ch 11: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing

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Use these video lessons and quizzes to help your seventh grade student learn about argumentative essays and how to write them. Prepare your student for the FSA Grade 7 ELA exam by introducing them to essay structure, reliable sources, and argument effectiveness.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover the basics of writing an argumentative essay, including the parts of an argument, essay structure, and how to write an effective argument. Also reviewed are how to assess the reliability and validity of sources and how to analyze an arguments effectiveness and validity. By the end of this chapter, the student should be familiar with:

  • Definition of an argumentative essay
  • Parts of an argument
  • Structure of an argument
  • Reliable and valid sources
  • Effectiveness and validity of an argument
  • Introductions and conclusions

Short, engaging video lessons are accompanied by transcripts, where important terms have been bolded. The student can review key points from the video lessons using the jump feature under the Timeline tab, and self-assessment quizzes are available to test understanding and retention of the material.

FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Objectives

The FSA exams are used to measure student knowledge and skills in various subject areas, to ensure compliance with state education standards. The material covered by this Argumentative Writing chapter of the study guide is tested in the writing portion of the FSA Grade 7 English Language Arts exam. The exam tests three other key areas: reading, speaking and listening, and language. This test uses various types of questions, including multiple-choice and open response.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: FSA - Grade 7 ELA: Argumentative Writing
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Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

1. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.

Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples

2. Argumentative Essay Paper: Definition & Examples

Find out what an argumentative essay is, and learn how to write one. Learn about the differences between the argumentative essay and the persuasive essay.

Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

3. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

4. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

5. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

6. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.

How to Write a Great Argument

7. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

8. Introductions and Conclusions: Best Practices and Advice

Take the opportunity in your introductory and concluding paragraphs to create good impressions. This lesson walks you through a variety of methods for making the most of the first and last paragraphs in your academic essay.

Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

9. Supporting Your Writing with Examples and Evidence

Watch this lesson to learn how to make strong arguments and write better papers by using evidence effectively. It's not just about piling on a bunch of facts!

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