Help your students analyze argumentative Classical argumentation structural elements in complex texts they read. Classical argument parts include the Introduction (Claim/Thesis), The Background or Narration (narratio), The Confirmation (confirmatio / Reasons and Evidence), The Refutation (refutation including the Concession and Rebuttal) and the Conclusion (peroratio). This graphic organizer includes a place for each of these in an easy-to-read and understand format that helps students understand how The Confirmation body paragraphs must link together as a unified chain of reasoning.
Designed specifically for my AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION lesson bundle on the classical argument THOUGHTS ON PEACE IN AN AIR RAID by Virginia Woolf, available here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AP-CLASSICAL-ARGUMENT-STRUCTURE-Virginia-Woolf-text-LESSON-BUNDLE-with-slides-5154807 , this organizer can also be used for organizing any prewriting of arguments that include a refutation to a counter-argument and a concession!
Print-out to allow students to write on or simply display digitally or using a doc cam to teach students this valuable shape of reasoning that facilitates planning more effective argument essays and reading mentor texts with the objective to master understanding of how reasoning works!
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