Teaching Argument Writing by George Hillocks is a bit denser than An Illustrated Book of Bad Arguments but still boast a few funny graphics within its pages. Hillocks, an award-winning educator, provides methodology, classroom activities, and lesson plans to encourage critical thinking in your students as they write their argument essays.
"Outline for Argument Essays" is a worksheet you can print out and hand out to your students to help students write their argument essay. The first page provides a step-by-step outline for students to complete. The remaining two pages provide a revision checklist and breakdown of the five-paragraph essay structure, complete with what elements should be included in each paragraph.
Here is another resource from Purdue's OWL, but this one goes beyond an overview and gets into the nitty gritty of argument essay writing. Loaded with examples and links, this resource will help your students delve deep into the subject of essay writing so they can deliver a quality argument.
Tenth grade English teacher, Christina Proctor, believes the best way for students to learn how to write a good argument essay is to have them practice debating their topics first. In this video, she facilitates a Socratic Seminar where students debate a topic in small groups first before sending a representative to debate in front of the entire class.