The The Argumentative Outline: Evaluating an Author's Argument is designed to be used with informational text debates. Students will read and review the debate, decide which side of the argument they agree with most, and evaluate the article.
The directions are:
Read and evaluate both sides of the argument or debate. After you read both sides, decide which side of the argument you agree with most. Complete the below activity to trace and evaluate the side of the argument you choose.
This will help students to closely analyze informational texts and synthesize information.
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Claim Evidence Reasoning Writing Handout
Close Reading Reference Page
Cornell Note Template
Cognitive Content Dictionary Form
Text-Dependent Questions Handout
Text Evidence Writing Reference Handout