Argumentative Essay Lesson Plan

Argumentative Essay Lesson Plan-31
) For the rest of the unit, I keep coming back to this analogy.We use it to talk about weak evidence (puny straps made of yarn) and strong evidence (steel bars), as well as the need for reasoning to match the strength of the evidence (uneven straps are awkward). Each year I teach it, I always know it’s going to be one of the most energy-taxing units of the year.

) For the rest of the unit, I keep coming back to this analogy.We use it to talk about weak evidence (puny straps made of yarn) and strong evidence (steel bars), as well as the need for reasoning to match the strength of the evidence (uneven straps are awkward). Each year I teach it, I always know it’s going to be one of the most energy-taxing units of the year.

And if they forget a step and finish….well, you may want to warn your neighboring classrooms.

This can help students tune into the structure of others’ arguments in addition to helping keep each other accountable.

What do you think happens if you forget one of these steps?

To teach Claims, Evidence, and Reasoning, I use a metaphor of taking your reader on a rollercoaster.

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(This lesson actually comes from my argumentative unit, which will be released on TPT in September.

If you’d be interested in hearing more about that unit and when it’s available, click here!

In fact, they may be the people that practice arguing the most.

The challenge lies in learning the different parts of a basic argument–the claim, the evidence, and the reasoning–when each of them are such abstract concepts.

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