Disclaimer: This is my first year teaching middle school. I know in the high schools, students do a lot of work with Rhetoric and persuasive writing. Are there any veteran Middle school teachers out there? Do you guys cover Rhetoric? Or at least introduce it? I have some challenging kiddos...who LOVE to argue, and debate so I am hoping to keep them engaged by covering argumentative and persuasive writing. Thoughts? Things to be aware of? Tips?