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One of the most difficult feats of teaching argumentative writing is getting students to master the art of writing claims. This product will help and is jam-packed with 20 slides that will capture your students' attention, engage them, and facilitate their ability to construct meaningful claims!
The materials in this lesson guide students towards making a claim that is not robotic, uniform from everyone else's, and is original. Students are introduced to three types of claims, given a strategy for organizing their claims and supporting reasons, and guided towards a group activity that helps them practice and capture the newly-learned material.
This lesson is interactive, meets the Common Core standards, and is highly-engaging! A video from the Feeding America organization is embedded in the presentation (used with permission) as a read-aloud and students will utilize the video to help them form claims. Students also get to play a short game that quizzes their knowledge of the three types of claims. Examples are given throughout the presentation and handouts to guide students all the way through.
-PowerPoint presentation on forming a claim (20 slides; fully editable).
-Handout: Making A Claim (1 page; MS Word and PDF)
-Scattered Boxes & Bullets (3 pages; for Admit Slip) (MS Word and PDF)
-Handout: Task Activity (1 page; MS Word and PDF)
This lesson has been classroom-tested and has proven successful with all types of students, especially students who struggle to word or extract claims. Guide your students today towards forming claims independently!