Reflection: Grappling with Complexity State Your Claim! - Section 4: Independent


I felt like a proud mama today! The students flew with this lesson and did a fantastic job of identifying evidence and claim.  They were able to tell the difference between the two articles with little prompting.  I think I had about three students per class struggle with the task and because most others were doing so well, I was able to really work with the struggling students to reteach and model.  By the end of the activity, even the struggling students were having success with it. 

I think this task was a little more complex that what they were used to and because I didn't model with it first, they had to struggle for a few minutes.  However, once they really immersed themselves into it, they were able to be successful! 


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State Your Claim!

Unit 8: Unit 6 Getting to Know Argumentative Writing
Lesson 4 of 11

Objective: SWBAT identify and write claims.

Big Idea: Students move from just writing opinions to making evidence based claims!

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