I may end with counter-examples followed by rebuttals.
More often, I start with the position I disagree with, then show why it's wrong, then give my conclusion. The shorter an essay the less time you're going to spend on rebuttals.
Seventh Grade: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Eighth Grade: Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
In a 5-paragraph essay I might well skip rebuttals as there's just no time to get into them.
It depends on what the "point" of the essay is, and how it's set up in the intro/thesis.
The organization, supervision, and safety measures of school-sponsored sports are superior to those of alternative fee-based community-sponsored recreational leagues or even privately sponsored sports organizations (Kinney 2).
Additionally, without free after school sports programs, many students would still play sports without adult supervision and even more injuries would result. Writers can place a separate counterclaim paragraph without refutation as the first body paragraph following the thesis statement to anticipate objections prior to providing evidence to prove the claim of the thesis statement.
Additionally, without free after school sports programs, many students would still play sports without adult supervision and even more injuries would result.
However, some people would argue that after school sports can increase the likelihood of sports-related injuries and resulting absences with the added expenses of creating injury reports for students (Sizemore 3).