Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Tracing and Evaluating Claims

For the past week we have been working to learn the skill of tracing and evaluating claims in an argument. We are working toward proficiency of this standard:

RI6.8 Trace and evaluate an argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

The link to the rubric is here.

Students will be assessed on this skill on Thursday, November 17.

I've scanned and attached all of the resources we have used in class to model and practice with. If students need extra practice at home, please feel free to use the resources linked here. I have also linked some articles that are not annotated so that they may practice using these.

11/8/17: Introduction to Arguments/Parts of Arguments Notes (1) (2) (3)
11/8/17: Model tracing and evaluating claims: Hip-Hop Argument
11/9-10/17: Student practice tracing and evaluating claims: Wasting Fish Argument
11/14/17: Credible evidence notes and practice: Wasting Fish Argument (credible evidence notes)
11/15/17: Student practice tracing and evaluating: Should Dogs Eat Grass
11/16/17: Teacher model proficient constructed response: Should Dogs Eat Grass

Supplemental example: Longer School Day

Non-annotated argumentative articles for practice:
To Buy Or To Lease A Car
Many Believe GMOs Unsafe
The Smart Snacking Choice