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Once students know the 4 parts of an argument (claim + reasons + counter + rebuttal), you can use this activity to go even deeper and truly refine their understanding.
With this activity, students will evaluate 2 different arguments, and then compose their own. Partners will evaluate for the use of all 4 parts, as well as for flaws in logic.
Students get to mark the text, work with partners, and debate, so it is very engaging. You can use it as a quick review/refresher, or go much deeper with it and engage students in discussion. Students also have the opportunity to read their arguments aloud!
Included, is a logic and argument scale, which you can use for other argumentative writing activities and/or literary analysis.