This lesson lists some interesting topics for argumentative writing.
Your advanced ESL students may be excited about writing an essay using their strong language ability.
Finally, advise students to avoid making references to research if they cannot cite the source.
To illustrate, the statement 'Research shows that grapes prevent asthma attacks in kids' does not say where the research takes place.
However, students are often prone to arguing in a way that weakens their argumentative essay.
In order to avoid this, it is important that you first reinforce logical thinking patterns.Similarly, advise students to stay away from personal beliefs that have no basis on facts.For instance, the argument 'It is a fact that God exists' is not based on fact and would not appeal to an agnostic reader.ESL students love being able to use and show off their language skills.Argumentative essays give them the opportunity to show their language ability along with their logic and reasoning skills.This allows students to see the big picture while writing an essay.Display a graphic organizer or anchor chart for students to refer to when needed.First things first; teach your ESL students how an essay should be structured.Start by introducing students to the traditional five-paragraph essay structure.Looking at it from this perspective, it's easy to understand why essay writing can be overwhelming for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.The process becomes even more frustrating if topics are unfamiliar or difficult for students to comprehend.