Logic and Argument: Evaluating the Argument in “Beyond the Brain”

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The brain is not the mind. Scholars explore the claim by reading an informational article about neuroscience research, "Beyond the Brain." As they read, they answer text-dependent questions and complete an anchor chart to evaluate arguments presented in the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Pre-teach potentially challenging vocabulary from the article, such as neurons and amygdala
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson two from the 19-part Grade 7 ELA Module 4A, Unit 2 series
  • The lesson centers around a text that briefly references sexual arousal and may not be appropriate for all learners
Pros
  • Provides several tips for differentiating instruction
  • Includes a model anchor chart for teacher reference
Cons
  • None
Common Core