Standards: WRITING ARGUMENTS
Using the writing process to produce clear and coherent arguments, informative, narrative and researched products for a range of tasks, purposes and audience.
Write clear and coherent arguments for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. (CCWA 1, 4,10)
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.(W.1)
A. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.(W.1a)
B. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.(W.1b)
These activities assist in a variety of classroom practices to help students formatively work on argument writing, especially that of creating their own claims (or theses) and then practicing them. It also provides tools to help students use guided notes when creating claims, and peer editing tips for turning them in.