Help students write effective argumentative essays with this classroom tested lesson. Filled with examples and exercises, it gives students the tools needed to formulate the following:
• worthwhile research question
• debatable thesis statement
and to introduce and use concession and counterargument
to bolster their position.
This lesson emphasizes the following important critical thinking skills:
• evaluating evidence in order to distinguish fact from opinion
• recognizing generalizations, propaganda, logical fallacies
• synthesizing information into a coherent essay
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A good companion lesson is Connotations: The Hidden Power of Words
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