Argumentative Writing on the iPad

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1a
      Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an
      organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support
      the writer’s purpose.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1c Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
    • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.1d Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

The Common Core State Standards Require Students to Write Opinion Essays from Multiple Sources:

Goal: Have students read and annotate notes from multiple sources?

Step One: Add Sources to your Classwebsite, Google Drive, or Dropbox:


Informational Text

Step Two: Then Use a note taking tool so students can synthesize information from multiple sources.