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Holy Cow, I love conferring with students.  I learn so much!  Today, I learned that my students really have some complex opinions about this topic.  One student, who was writing very simplistically and dry, explained to me in great depth why he strongly opposes the death penalty.  It was through that conference, that I understood this student has a personal connection to this topic and I helped him use that experience to make his counterclaim fantastic.  

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Evaluating Argument: There are Two Sides to Every Story (2 of 2)

Unit 5: Rule Makers And Rule Breakers
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: SWBAT write an argument to support claims using valid reasoning and relevant evidence by using a template to write a well developed "they say/I say" response to an article.

Big Idea: Do students really need a They Say/I Say template to develop an argument?

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