This activity teaches students how to set-up for evidence-based writing. It gives them all of the tools they need to begin an informative or persuasive essay.
It is aligned with the Common Core Standars.
W.8.1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
oIntroduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
oSupport claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
oUse words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.