This lesson is an introduction to argument. Students are asked to plan out an appeal to a parent/guardian, asking to attend a party.
By supporting their arguments with reasons, predicting why their parent(s) will say no, and creating responses to their parent(s) reasoning, students are unknowingly developing their knowledge for Claim, CounterClaim, and Rebuttal.
This lesson takes 45 minutes - 1 hour and includes:
- Definitions of terms
- Student-driven discussion
- A final writing assignment