1. Argument vocabulary
2. Identify parts of an argument
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
clarify - to make clear through explanation
credible - reliable
A. Evaluate whether the reasoning is logical in a specific claim or an entire argument.
B. Evaluate whether the evidence is sufficient in a specific claim or an entire argument.
C. Analyze how an author acknowledges and refutes counterclaims in an agrument
Today's Learning Target: Use a graphic organizer to identify the parts of an argument.
- reasons (central ideas) identified
- supporting evidence identified
- claim identified
- counterclaim identified
- rebuttal identified