Ch 11: FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Argumentative Writing

About This Chapter

This chapter can aid your 8th-grade student with the writing portion of the FSA - Grade 8 ELA by developing their argumentative writing abilities. Our expert instructors have crafted lessons that are designed to enhance comprehension and retention.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary

Help your student learn the art of written persuasion with this study chapter. He'll cover claims, counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. Other lessons look at structuring an argument, and supporting it with examples and evidence. Our instructors also review the following topics:

  • Argumentative essays and papers
  • Analysis of sources
  • Effectiveness and validity
  • Composition of a great argument
  • Introductions and conclusions

Students can review the lessons as necessary and ask questions of the instructors via the system interface. Video lessons feature written transcripts to boost comprehension and topic-searchable video timelines to enable efficient review. The quizzes and practice exam will help ensure retention of lesson information and give the student a chance to field questions that may be similar to what he faces on test day.

FSA - Grade 8 ELA: Argumentative Writing - Chapter Objectives

Once a year in Florida, the state tests its 8th-grade population on their attainment of the Florida Standards in English language arts. The test is computer-based and features questions in several formats including multiple-choice, open-response, and technology-enhanced (interactive). This study chapter relates to the exam's 120-minute writing assessment.

9 Lessons in Chapter 11: FSA - Grade 8 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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