Revise an Argument by Color-Coding Topic Sentences and Corresponding Evidence

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Essay drafts always have room for improvement. The narrator of an informative video highlights the main points in one of her topic sentences, each point in a different color, and then highlights the corresponding evidence for each main point. She finds places to add evidence, and models how to revise. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Show your pupils the holes in their essays by presenting the video or matching slide show
  • Use the technique presented here as a model for your own teaching
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Pros
  • An excellent demonstration of how to strengthen an argumentative essay
Cons
  • None