Help your students become better writers by teaching them to respond FULLY and INTELLIGENTLY to any question they are asked.
SLAM stands for
STATE part of the question in your first sentence and make your claim
LOCATE evidence from the story
ADD your explanation and ideas
MAKE a meaningful conclusion or connection
Complete with sentence starters, a fun worksheet layout, and Literacy Writing 8.1 A-E CCSS addressed. (see below)
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence
Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
Establish and maintain a formal style.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.