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!
Common Core standards covered:
-W.7.1 / W.8.1 / W.9.1
-SL.7.1 / SL.8.1 / SL.9-10.1