Name: ______________________________ Date: ___________________
Write an Argument Paragraph
Directions: In argument writing, you express an opinion and try to convince readers to
agree with you. Follow the steps below to write a strong argument paragraph.
READING AND WRITING
Argument Writing LL
“Should the Cafeteria Have Assigned Seats?,” pages 30-31
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Claim: Write a sentence stating whether you think school cafeterias should have assigned seats.
Reason/Evidence 1: Write a sentence that supports your claim with a reason or piece of evidence.
Reason/Evidence 2: Write another sentence that supports your claim with a reason or piece of evidence.
Reason/Evidence 3: Write one more sentence that supports your claim with a reason or piece of evidence.
Conclusion: Restate your claim in different words. Remind readers why you think your opinion makes sense.