Here is a short power point presentation that introduces vocabulary related to the structure of an argument. With current emphasis on argument, this would be an effective lecture to start a unit for the writing of Argumentative Essays. Terms discussed include the following: Issue, Claim, Justification, Evidence, Counterargument, and Refutation. Additionally, relevant examples are used to engage students and encourage them to interact with ideas in the power point presentation.
This power point is an individual component of a larger product that encompasses an entire unit on research and argumentative essay writing. If interested, here is the link to the unit:
Argument Research & Essay Unit
And here are other activities for teaching argument that may interest you:
Argument Bell Ringers
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