Convince Me! - Argumentative Writing for Middle Grades Learners

Learn to write a solid argument with a claim, clear reasons, and supporting evidence!
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50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 3 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class meets the common core English Language Arts standards for writing in grades 6-8: Students will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Specifically, students will be able to:
•	Introduce claims and organize reasons and evidence clearly
•	Support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources
•	Establish and maintain a formal writing style
•	Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing
I’m so excited to offer this class! I am a certified middle grades and secondary English Language Arts teacher. In addition to teaching for Outschool, I also teach for the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. As a former 8th grade English Language Arts classroom teacher, I have a repertoire of teaching strategies for addressing content standards. I love to make classes fun and interactive while striving for mastery learning by differentiating instruction for learners as needed. I’m looking forward to sharing my enthusiasm and experience with you!
Learners will choose a topic and work to draft, revise, and finalize one argumentative essay. This will require some time outside of class writing.
Printable handouts available after each lesson.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The teacher will read essay drafts and give specific, individualized feedback to each learner.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Tonya Harrington, M.Ed.Certified teacher, mom, book lover, writer, math nut, and education guru
486 total reviews
566 completed classes

About Me

I am passionate about education and making learning fun, engaging, and relevant. I have lots of experience working with children of all ages. Currently, I am in my 15th year teaching for the College of Education at UNC-Charlotte. I teach online,... 
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