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185 resources with the concept arguments

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Mental Models

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Behaviors are often based on assumptions. That's the big idea in the third lesson of a series of critical think resources. Through a series of worksheets, learners examine the conscious and heretofore unconscious assumptions that...
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Evaluating Casual Claims

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Responsible decision making relies on the ability to a recognize, analyze, and evaluate claims. The worksheets and activities in this 32-page packet teach learners how to distinguish among opinions, reasoned arguments, facts, and logical...
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Writing an Argument Essay: Gathering Evidence

For Teachers 7th Standards
Writers work on a plan for their argumentative essays using a Pygmalion Essay Planner to help develop a claim and counterclaim for their essays. They determine what information from the Eliza Character Tracker to incorporate and write it...
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Writing an Argument Essay: Introducing the Writing Prompt and Model Essay

For Teachers 7th Standards
Scholars take a look at the difference between explanatory and argumentative essays by completing graphic organizers. They then determine how this difference applies to the Pygmalion writing prompt. Learners keep track of their writing...
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Ancient Philosophy: Greeks or Romans?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While often not recognized, the ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers still echo today. Using a series of videos and graphic organizers, individuals explore how ancient Greeks and Romans have influenced current Western political...
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End of Unit Assessment Parts 1 and 2: Evaluating Arguments and Claims

For Teachers 8th Standards
Which came first: the chicken or the egg? As part of the end-of-unit assessment for The Omnivore’s Dilemma, scholars watch a video about organic eggs versus conventional farm eggs. They use graphic organizers to collect evidence as they...
2 In 2 Collections
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Evaluating an Argument: The Polyface Local Sustainable

For Teachers 8th Standards
Who has the better argument? Class members work in groups of three to compare the arguments shown on the Example of Strong and Flawed Arguments sheet. They then analyze Michael Pollan’s argument on pages 161–166 of The Omnivore’s Dilemma...
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Close Reading: Brown v. Board of Education

For Teachers 8th Standards
What's the connection? Scholars complete a close reading of Brown v. Board of Education and identify connections to Carlotta in A Mighty Long Way. Classmates learn new vocabulary, answer text-dependent questions, and complete a...
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Guilty or Innocent?

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees citizens the right to a fair and impartial trial by a jury of their peers. Young jurists get an opportunity to experience a trial first-hand as they participate in a...
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Speaking Generally

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Generally, studying generalizations is a good idea, especially if such a study teaches learners how to distinguish between faulty or valid generalizations. Class members identify keywords that make generalizations either valid or faulty...
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Is That Rhetorical?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Young speechifiers learn how to identify ethos (ethical), pathos (emotional (pathos), and logos (logical) appeals used by orators to sway their audiences. They then demonstrate what they have learned by identifying these elements in...
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Preparation for Performance Task: Practicing Presentations

For Teachers 8th Standards
Practice makes progress. Working in pairs, presenters rehearse and refine their presentation skills before the big day when they pitch their film choices. Rehearsing also allows for the refining of prompt cards based on peer feedback and...
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Launching the Performance Task

For Teachers 8th Standards
This word or that, this picture or that. Individuals dive into the lives of The Little Rock Nine and the connotation used in the book A Mighty Long Way as they begin the performance task. The task scenario establishes literature lovers...
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Writing an Argument Essay: Evaluating the Model and Crafting a Claim (Chapter 28, Including Synthesis of Scenes in Previous Chapters)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars use the model essay from the previous instructional activity to begin creating argumentative essays of their own. Readers make a claim about Atticus defending Tom in To Kill A Mockingbird. They then use graphic organizers to...
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Analyzing the Model Essay: Studying Argument (Chapter 27 Plus Synthesis of Scenes in Previous Chapters)

For Teachers 8th Standards
Scholars partner up to review a model essay and talk through the process leading up to writing their essays. During a second reading of the essay, learners locate and underline the claim given, reasons, and counterclaim. They then...
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Constructing Arguments Part 2

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
What is the biggest issue facing young people today? Class members consider the question—along with other provocative pieces from the New York Times—and then try their hand at writing their own arguments and backing them up with...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 25

For Teachers 11th Standards
While preparing for the end-of-unit assessment, scholars look at Washington's "Atlanta Compromise" speech and identify the terms he used in the argument. They also identify the relationship of the claims presented in the speech and in Du...
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Grade 11 ELA Module 2: Unit 1, Lesson 24

For Teachers 11th Standards
You can never be too prepared. Scholars begin preparing for the end-of-the-unit assessment over Du Bois’s "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" from and Washington’s "Atlanta Compromise" speech. They use peer discussion to talk about the...
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Rhetorical Analysis of Frederick Douglass

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is the Fourth of July a celebration for all Americans? Scholars carry out a close read of What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Readers talk with partners about the speaker's point of view, the author's debate, reasoning, and...
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The Sunflower: The Possibilities and Limitations of Forgiveness

For Teachers 11th Standards
After reading Simon Wiesenthal's The Sunflower, pupils form opinions either for or against forgiveness as well as analyze Wiesenthal's choice about forgiving. Before completing their essays, learners participate in class discussions to...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 11

For Teachers 10th Standards
It's time to show what you know. Scholars finalize their argumentative essays by making last revisions to conventions, tone, and formal style. Learners review the checklist to ensure they have meet all requirements of the task. They then...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 4

For Teachers 10th Standards
Always try to make a good first impression. As scholars begin to write their argumentative essays, they learn the importance of a good introduction. Writers also begin to add in-text citations to their papers. After reading a model...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 3

For Teachers 10th Standards
Who said that? Scholars now learn how to cite evidence and give ideas proper credit and work to understand the meaning of plagiarism. Part of the lesson includes looking at an MLA Citation handbook, which comes in handy when pupils...
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Grade 10 ELA Module 3: Unit 3, Lesson 2

For Teachers 10th Standards
Put yourself in my shoes! Scholars work through the Outline Tool from the previous instructional activity to develop a claim before developing a counterclaim about the sale of human tissue. Learners also work to create supporting claims...