With the adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), argumentative writing is required at every grade level. Three types of argumentative writing are opinion, persuasive, and argument. It is helpful to compare the three types of writing. Below is a chart developed by Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. which explains the three types of writing. In the primary grades, students write papers to share their opinions. As they progress with their writing, students aim to get readers to agree with their opinion. This is called persuasive writing. In sixth grade, students begin to do argumentative writing where their aim is to get readers to accept their perspective as truth.
Fisher Hill has a series called English Writing Composition for the Spanish Speaker. It is a series with six workbooks. The first workbook begins by teaching basic sentence structure, progresses to longer, more detailed sentences, and ends with students writing informative paragraphs. After completing the entire series, students are writing informative, operational, persuasive, and contrast/comparison essays. The series uses a structured and systematic approach to teach the different writing skills.
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