Claims, Evidence, and Crust?
Lesson 6 of 8
Objective: SWBAT: read an article and make a claim about the nutritional value of the crust of the bread.
This Guiding Question was written because I began to think there was a pattern to finding claims and evidence in the text and that kids needed to know those shortcuts. Think about it: most claims are in the thesis (in the first paragraph), and other claims are in the topic sentences. I think that, especially with my struggling students, a pattern is necessary to begin understanding this concepts when locating in an argumentative piece.
About the Read-Aloud portion of the lesson:
The next chunk of the lesson had the kids switch back their thinking to the Guiding Question and think about where to locate the claims and evidence in a article about the Crust of the bread. As students read, they were expected to annotate in two ways. See this video about how my kids annotate.