1. Review elements of an argument
2. Evaluate student examples and reflect on your own work
3. Video: Extreme Sports
4. Level 2 CFA: Argument Outline
Learning Goal: Write a multi-paragraph argument that supports
a claim with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
Today's Learning Targets:
1. Use a graphic organizer to support a claim with relevant, cited
2. Use a graphic organizer to develop our ideas by explaining
how your evidence supports your claim.
Elements of an Argument
Should states increase the legal driving age?
Should high school students be allowed to leave campus for lunch?
Should schools require uniforms?
Are video games becoming too violent?
Do parents expect too much from their teens?
Citing a Source & Providing Text Evidence
information is coming from. When you provide text evidence, you
are quoting your source word-for-word in quotations.
According to data taken from Injury Prevention in 2013, 34% of
Iowans own guns. (This information was taken from a chart and
does not need quotation marks.)
The New York Times reporter Patricia Smith says, "In 2014, there
were more than 33,000 firearm-related deaths in the U.S."
Explanation & Support
evidence supports your claim. Avoid using "I think" or "I chose
this fact because" in your explanation.
cite a source, provide text evidence, and explain your thinking.
What did you do well? What do you need to fix for next time?
Level 2 CFA - Argument Outline.
Should Young People be Allowed to do Extreme Sports?
On your own you will fill out the following on your graphic organizer:
- Pick a side to argue, turn the question around, and state your claim
- Provide two pieces of cited "text evidence" that support your claim
- Provide an explanation of how each piece of evidence supports your claim
- Provided a cited piece of text evidence as a counter claim
- Provide your response to the counter claim.