This brief PowerPoint presentation introduces vocabulary related to the structure of an argument. With the current emphasis on argumentative writing, these concepts are essential for students. This presentation would be an effective lecture to start a unit on writing argumentative essays. Terms discussed include: issue, claim, justification, evidence, counterargument, and refutation. Additionally, relevant examples are used to engage students and encourage them to interact with the material presented.
This PowerPoint is an individual component of a larger product that encompasses an entire unit on research and argumentative essay writing. If interested, find the unit here:
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