In this lesson, students will view a short powerpoint over how to establish a claim, support the claim with data, and connect data to the claim through explanations called warrants. This is a simple introduction to logical arguments using text based evidence.
In this file you will receive:
- One powerpoint file detailing the basics of claims, data, and warrants.
-One notes graphic organizer designed to be completed with the powerpoint and with an additional article.
The free Pro/Con articles from newsela.com work very well with this, but any text can do if the students can form differing opinions based on that text. I used the article about school lunches with this and my students got into very heated debates.