1. Argument Vocabulary
2. Analyze How an Argument is Constructed
3. Evaluate an Argument
claim - the writer's position on an issue
counter claim - a viewpoint opposing the author's claim
evaluate - to examine something carefully and to judge its value or worth
irrelevant - not relevant to the argument
reasoning - the process of forming logical conclusions based on facts
evidence - a piece of information offered to support a claim
bias - the side of an issue the author favors
clarify - to make clear through explanation
credible - reliable
Learning Goal: Analyze and evaluate how an author
constructs an argument.
Today's Learning Target: Use a graphic organizer to break
down the elements of an argument.
As we watch this video, we are going to use a graphic organizer to outline
the elements of this argument. By doing so, we can correctly identify the parts of
an argument, as well as identify the arguments strengths and weaknesses.