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Argument Essays for AP Lang

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Beth Hall - AP Lang Teacher
Average rating:
5.0
Number of reviews:
(107)
In this class, students will learn how to write an effective argument essay.

Class Experience

US Grade 10 - 12
Intermediate Level
Follows Teacher-Created Curriculum
Aligned with Advanced Placement (AP) Standards
5 lessons//5 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Breaking Down the Prompt and Planning Evidence
In this lesson, students will learn how to interpret the prompt and plan specific evidence.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Writing Thesis Statements and Body Paragraphs
In this lesson, students will learn how to write a defensible thesis statement. Students will also learn how to construct effective topic sentences and how to introduce evidence.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Writing Body Paragraphs (Continued)
In this lesson, students will continue to develop their body paragraphs, focusing on effective transitions and developed commentary.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Addressing Counterarguments
In this lesson, students will learn different methods to effectively address the counterargument, including a counterclaim and rebuttal and a concession and refutation.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Writing Conclusions and Revising Rough Drafts
In this lesson, students will learn how to write an effective conclusion for their essay. Students will also learn how to revising their rough draft.
  • Students will learn how to plan and draft an argument essay in order to help them prepare for the AP Lang exam.
I've taught AP Lang for several years. Additionally, I serve as an AP reader and consultant, and I create AP Lang tutorial videos under the name "Coach Hall Writes."
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Homework
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students will be given writing time in class; however, because students work at different paces, some students may need or want to finish the weekly writing outside of class.
Assessment
Frequency: available upon request
Details: Students will be encouraged to submit their final draft for teacher feedback. Students will be evaluated using the AP Lang rubric and will receive written feedback about the quality of their content (thesis, evidence and commentary) as well as their writing style.
Joined June, 2020
5.0
107reviews
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Teacher expertise and credentials
Hello, I'm Beth Hall, an AP Lang teacher from Arkansas. 

I've taught honors, AP, and concurrent credit high school English courses in a public school setting for 10 years. Additionally, I have been an academic writing and SAT/ACT English tutor... 
Group Class

$30

weekly or $150 for 5 classes
1x per week, 5 weeks
60 min

Live video meetings
Ages: 15-18
1-12 learners per class

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