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Collection 2: ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY


ThePrompt KeyContent EssentialStructuralElements
Summative Assessment: What kind of essay is required?
WHAT TO DO? HIGHLIGHT THE VERBS, UNDERLINE THE TASKS. Who is the audience? Multi paragraph essay:
Teacher 1st = Intro. with thesis
2nd= Reason 1 with 2 chunks (S/M/M) from text #1
ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY PROMPT The Essay Must Be: 3rd = Reason 2 with 2 chunks (S/M/M) from text #2
Some people argue that freedom is never given; it must be formal essay- 4th = Reason 3 with 2 chunks (S/M/M) from text #3
demanded. Choose three texts from Collection Two, including the academic language. Write in *Scholar Challenge: mix and match your sources to fit your reasons
third person. better!
anchor text, I Have a Dream, and identify how each writer
NEVER use I, we, us 5th =conclusion with counterargument, restatement of thesis, and call to
addresses the struggle for freedom in his or her society. Then, write
action
an argument in which you cite evidence from all three texts to What is my purpose?
support your claim about whether or not freedom should be given or to prove that your claim is right What specific components do I need to include?
demanded and support why you think freedom should be given or and to improve as a writer *MLA (header/pagination, heading, 1 margins, double spacing, 12 pt
demanded. professional font)
*citations for a minimum of 3 sources
*Works Cited page with corresponding parenthetical citations
Do What

Choose three texts from Collection


Two

Identify how each writer addresses the


struggle for freedom in his or
her society

write an argument

cite evidence from all three texts to


support your claim about
whether or not freedom should
be given or demanded

support why you think freedom should


be given or demanded.

EVIDENCE SKELETON Choose One: __3_Given ____Demanded


Freedom should be given or demanded? ____1_____, _______2________, _______3______.

Write Your Thesis Statement Here:


Freedom should be granted as a right to the people of this world Because it is a gift of life to be free, not to be under dictation.

Paragraph #1/Reason #1: Paragraph #2/Reason #2: Paragraph #3/Reason #3:


_______________________________ _______________________________

Chunk 1s textual Source: march on washington Source:i hyave a dream speech Source:__euology______
evidence Quote:" Five score years ago, a great Quote: Chains of Quote: ____ What we need in the United
American, in whose symbolic Discrimination__________ States is not division; what we need in
shadow we stand today, signed the PC: (______________) the United States is not hatred; what we
Emancipation Proclamation. This need in the United states is not violence
momentous decree came as a great or lawlessness but loove and wisdom,
beacon light of hope to millions of and compassion towards one
Negro slaves who had been seared in another________
PC: (______________)
the flames of withering injustice. It
came as a joyous daybreak to end the
long
night of their captivity."
PC: (__Euchner 53______)

Chunk 2s textual Source:__march on washington Source:__ihave a dream speech_______ Source:___euology________


evidence Quote:
Declaration of Independence, Quote: _Now is the time to make real the Quote: _______We will have difficult
they were signing a promissory note promises of democracy now is the time to times. It is not the end of violence: it is
to which every American was to fall rise from the dark and desolate valley of not the end of lawlessness it is not the
heir. This note was a promise that all segregation to the sunlit path of racial end of disorder._________
men-yes, black men as well as white justice now is the time to lift our nation PC: (______________)
men-would be guaranteed the from the quicksands of racial injustice to
unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the
time to make justice a reality for all of
the pursuit of happiness.
PC: (_____Euchner 68___)
God's children.________
PC: (______________)
DraftinganIntro.Notes

The Introduction The Language of Introduction


Two of our past leaders of America, had a dream for this country, freedom. Its the same
Hook the reader Hook (Quote):
thing that our founding fathers had invisioned when they signed off a paper, July 4TH, 1776.
___________ once stated, Paragraph 2, the United States declaration of independance we hold these truths to be
_______________________________________. self-evidant, that all men are created equal. Lincoln and King set out to make a dream come
true. Whether it was a success or not is most definatly debatable, but together they both make
Hook (anecdote/
onomatopoeia): feedom the gift that was givin o n the 1963 March on Washington.
____________(Create a visual story for the
reader)___________________.

Hook (historical info.):


____(Provide a
fact)______________________________________
_____.

Introduce the topic Some people


think______________________________________
_______________________.

It has been said that


__________________________________________
_________________.

A topic of debate
__________________________________________
___________________.

Background info.
continue to In the texts/history, __(name your sources)___,
elaborate on the ___explanation/elaboration ________________.
topic of whether
freedom should be
given or
demanded-may
give examples)
Thesis: _____(Opinion)________ reason 1, reason
2, and reason 3.
Thesis: State the
position with 3
reasons why.
The Language of Support DraftingSupportNotes
st
The 1 Body Paragraph ***THE USE OF SENTENCE FRAMES IS
OPTIONAL! PULL OUT THE CRUTCH Furthermore, freedom should be given as a gift of life, or a guideline that comes with
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL the instructions of life. In Nobody turn me around : a peoples history of the 1963
DRAFT!***
March on Washington by Charles Euchner, "Five score years ago, a great
Topic Sentence (Reason American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation
#1 in thesis) One reason why
_________________________________________. Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to
millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It
To better understand this position,
__________________________________. came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity."(Euchner 53). The
negro did not like the fact that they were not equals, that they were not free.They
***Just make reason 1 into a complete sentence.
rebeled against the Americans, their own contry, they were in complete outrage, so
SAYS: Provide evidence therefore, people should be free and equals.Declaration of Independence, they were
In ___text/source____, ____name of the author___ states,
facts or examples with
_______________ ( ___________).
signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a
citation (authors last
name and page#) promise that all men-yes, black men as well as white men-would be guaranteed the
As __(authors last name)__ mentioned on page ___, unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.(Euchner 68) The
________________________.
americans around the country have these unalienable rights, unalienable. Why would
The author points out, _______________________ ( a black man be the difference or the acception.
________).
MEANS: Explanation of
this quote
By looking at _______________, readers can assume
____________________________.

In this example, the readers learn ___________.

This shows the readers that __________________.

MATTERS: how does


this connect back to your Apparently, ________________.
argument about
good/evil? The text evidence suggests _________________.

REPEAT SAYS/MEANS It is important to note this because _________________.


/MATTERS AGAIN with more
evidence & analysis

CONCLUDING
SENTENCE
Readers can come to the conclusion that
_________________________.

As a result, readers____________________________.

Based on the evidence, readers may


_____________________________________.
The Language of Support DraftingSupportNotes
t
The 2nd Body Paragraph ***THE USE OF SENTENCE FRAMES IS Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream A message to the American society. The formal
OPTIONAL! PULL OUT THE CRUTCH adressment of the Chains of Discrimination(King 11) as he says. Chains-a connected
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL
DRAFT!*** flexible series of metal links used for fastening or securing objects. Objects, such as the
black man entagled in never ending hatred.Martin was never insane in the point of what he
Topic Sentence (Reason #2 in
One reason why
thought should, and would be the future.Freedom, if it was given there would never be
thesis)
_________________________________________. conflict over it, the world would be peaceful because everyone would be equal, overall that
is the notion at which this nation was built upon. Now is the time to make real the
To better understand this position,
__________________________________. promises of democracy now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of
segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice now is the time to lift our nation from the
***Just make reason 2 into a complete sentence.
quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood; now is the time to make
SAYS: Provide evidence
justice a reality for all of God's children. (King 36) Now is the time to make real the
facts or examples with In ___text/source____, ____name of the author___ states, promises of democracy, to even out the playing field is what he means. Democracy is
_______________ ( ___________).
citation (authors last name suppose to promise eveness, equal chance or to have the same possibilities of the person
and page#)
As __(authors last name)__ mentioned on page ___, next to you, but what if that person was black and at this time in history every thing was a
________________________. black and white situatiuon and it happened to be that white is ust better. If freedom was
The author points out, _______________________ ( given to the world, there wouldnt be a problem simply because the people would be equals
________). and everybody loves that, there would be no heiarchy, no thirst to be at the top because
MEANS: Explanation of this people would be equal.
quote
By looking at _______________, readers can assume
____________________________.

In this example, the readers learn ___________.

This shows the readers that __________________.

MATTERS: how does this


connect back to your Apparently, ________________.
argument about good/evil?
The text evidence suggests _________________.
REPEAT SAYS/MEANS
/MATTERS AGAIN with more It is important to note this because _________________.
evidence & analysis

CONCLUDING SENTENCE

Readers can come to the conclusion that


_________________________.

As a result, readers____________________________.

Based on the evidence, readers may


_____________________________________.
The Language of Support DraftingSupportNotes
The 3rd Body Paragraph ***THE USE OF SENTENCE FRAMES IS What we need in the United States is not division; what we need in the United States is
OPTIONAL! PULL OUT THE CRUTCH not hatred; what we need in the United states is not violence or lawlessness but love and
BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR FINAL
DRAFT!*** wisdom, and compassion towards one another(Kennedy 27)Some white people actually
understood the situation that was going on at the time like JFKs brother Robert and JFK
Topic Sentence (Reason #3 in
One reason why
himself but was sadly assasinated.People in the government knew what was going on.
thesis)
_________________________________________. Them themselves knew that the right thing was to give their people equal freedom. We
will have difficult times. It is not the end of violence: it is not the end of lawlessness it is
To better understand this position,
__________________________________. not the end of disorder. (Kennedy 37) There coulnt be difficult times or violence or
lawlessness or disorder if there was freedom, if it was handed to the people as a gift of life.
***Just make reason 3 into a complete sentence.
MLK himself could be standing here if the U.S. handed the people freedom, a gift our
SAYS: Provide evidence
country because that is what is promised here freedom, so give it to the people.
facts or examples with In ___text/source____, ____name of the author___ states,
citation (authors last name _______________ ( ___________).
and page#)
As __(authors last name)__ mentioned on page ___,
________________________.

The author points out, _______________________ (


________).
MEANS: Explanation of this
quote
By looking at _______________, readers can assume
____________________________.

In this example, the readers learn ___________.

This shows the readers that __________________.

MATTERS: how does this


connect back to your Apparently, ________________.
argument about whether
freedom should be given or The text evidence suggests _________________.
demanded?
It is important to note this because _________________.
REPEAT SAYS/MEANS
/MATTERS AGAIN with more
evidence & analysis

CONCLUDING SENTENCE
Readers can come to the conclusion that
_________________________.

As a result, readers____________________________.

Based on the evidence, readers may


_____________________________________.
DraftingaConclusion
The Conclusion - Acknowledging The Language of Conclusion One can argue that freedom shall be demanded, because they feel that if its given it will be
the Counterargument within the
Conclusion took for granted. But how about the people that feel they dont have a voice, they dont feel
like true equals, they dont feel like they are free, that is where the stuggle comes into play
Although some people think because look at the past, the millions of black voices being put off to the side for the white
Acknowledging the _______________________________________. people to stare and to hate at the people that arent equals because their the greater of the
counter argument (who country. No that is why freedom must be given because then no one can feel like the
might disagree with your One can argue that
argument?) ____________________________________. greater in the relationsip of this country. So be better and treat all like they have the same
rights and freedoms, because in reality we are all the same.
Others suggest
_____________________________________. 1.) acknowledge counterclaim (blue)
2.) explain the other sides reasoning
On the other hand,
___________________________________.
3.) then bring it back to your side by restating the thesis
4.) so the heck what? call to action
Despite the opposition,
____________________________________________.

Restate the thesis IN However,


OTHER WORDS _________________________________________.
-restate reason 1
Nonetheless,
-restate reason 2
________________________________________.
-restate reason 3
The point remains
______________________________________.

It is essential for people to recognize


________________________________.
Provide call to action
(what should the
reader do, feel, Readers should take away
consider, etc. after __________________________________________.
reading your essay?) One should acknowledge
________________________________________.