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This resource comes with an extensive, Common Core Aligned, 50 Opinion / Argument Writing Prompts for the Middle Grades. Perfect for helping students organize their thinking as they structure and format their opinion and argument writing, these 4-square prompts provide a number of high interest topics to capture students interest and challenge their thinking. 50 Opinion / Argument Writing Prompts on 4-Square organizers