In the Common Core State Standards middle and high school students are being asked to write arguments where they can write a claim that is supported by evidence. Many students find this difficult.
To help them, it is easier to teach them to identify a claim and its evidence before they are asked to create one.
Enclosed you will find 16 task cards. Each task card contains a controversial topic and evidence from one side of a debate. Students are to choose from three possible claims to match the evidence they were given. An answer key is included along with a PowerPoint for whole group instruction and discussion.