Free 9th Grade Lesson Plan For Argumentative Writing Lesson Plan (Language Arts)


Objectives & Outcomes

  • Students will be able to identify and formulate a valid argument for an issue of their choice.
  • Students will be able to support their argument with evidence and reasoning.


  • News articles related to the chosen issue
  • Handouts with guidelines for the structure and format of an argumentative essay
  • Writing materials (pens/pencils, paper)


  • Review the concept of an argument and what it means to formulate a valid argument. An argument is a claim that is stated as a reason for believing or acting in a certain way. A valid argument is one that is supported by reasons and evidence that are adequate to support the claim.

Direct Instruction

  • Introduce the concept of an argumentative essay and its purpose. An argumentative essay is a written argument that presents a point of view and supports it with evidence and reasoning. Explain that the key elements of an argumentative essay are the introduction, body, and conclusion. The introduction should state the main point and present the reasons and evidence to support it. The body should provide more detailed explanation and examples to support the main point. The conclusion should restate the main point and summarize the reasons and evidence.
  • Review the elements of a strong introductory paragraph, including a clear and concise thesis statement, strong introductory sentences, and supporting details.
  • Review the elements of a strong body paragraph, including a clear and concise topic sentence, supporting details and examples, and a concluding sentence that ties the paragraph back to the thesis.
  • Review the elements of a strong conclusion, including a restatement of the main point, a summary of the reasons and evidence, and a tying back to the introductory paragraph.

Guided Practice

  • Divide the class into small groups and give each group a different topic for an argumentative essay.
  • Have the groups work together to brainstorm ideas, make a rough outline, and draft a rough version of an argumentative essay. Offer assistance as needed.
  • Each group should present their rough drafts to the class for feedback and suggestions.

Independent Practice

  • Have students choose a topic of their own choice for an argumentative essay.
  • Have students work independently to write a polished version of their argumentative essay. Offer assistance as needed.
  • Have students submit their argumentative essays for review.


  • As a class, review the steps for writing an argumentative essay.
  • Have students share their completed argumentative essays with the class.
  • Encourage students to provide feedback and support to their peers.


  • Collect and grade the completed argumentative essays, taking into account presentation, organization, and support of the argument.

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