RI.6.8

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

 
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Viewing Video and Reading Text

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Narrative
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Nonfiction Narrative
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

What is your perspective?

 
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Claims, Evidence, Explanation

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self Perception: Part 1
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self Perception: Part 1
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this introductory lesson, students will learn the about claims, evidence, and explanation.

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Do We Really Need the Penny?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Imagine a world where your two sense...err...cents don't count for anything! Students look at the evidence and decide, do we really need the penny?

 
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The Case of the Disappearing Dimes

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self Perception: Part 1
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self Perception: Part 1
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

By using a mystery format, students are making claims and using evidence to solve a crime.

 
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Claim to Fame

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Brain Power! Non-Fiction Study of the Human Brain
Simone  Larson
Evanston, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What kind of learner are you? Students take learning style quizzes, which will prepare them for writing claims about their personal learning style.

 
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The Case of the Snack Shack

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 2
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 2
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Using a bit of backwards thinking, this lesson has the students (sleuths), use their evidence to determine who robbed the snack shack!

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Video Game Violence: Claims and Evidence

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 3
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 3
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

A hot topic with my students! Will they be able to read it solely to identify claims and evidence, without giving their own opinions?

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6th Grade ELA » Unit: Argumentative Text
Amy Coughanour
Glendale, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Did Richard Sherman take it too far? Make your claim.

 
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Greek Against Greek

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

As members of neutral city-states, the students listen to representatives' claims to join their league.

 
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Should Zoos Exist-Day 5

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Should Zoos Exist? Students take their research global, while looking on-line at reliable resources to gather the answers to their questions.

 
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Should Zoos Exist-Day 2

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are faced with a tough decision, "Are zoos helpful or harmful to endangered species?" Students research information to take a stance on the topic.

 
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Should Orcas Be Set Free? Debating the Issues

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Free Willy! Students read all about Orcas and have to decide whether or not they should be set free.

 
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Should Zoos Exist-Day 3

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing a Research Based Argument
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are asked to pick a side on a controversial issue of whether or not zoos help endangered species.

 
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Claims, Evidence, and Crust?

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 2
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Changes in Self-Perception: Part 2
Hillary Boles
Louisville, KY
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

It might be fun to debunk your Mother's plea, or was she right all along?

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Greek Against Greek Continued

6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
6th Grade ELA » Unit: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Tiffany Rose
Plainfield, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students engage in rich discussions developing claims to join the Athenian League or the Spartan League.

 
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