I hope that each of you had an amazing Labor Day weekend! This week, we will continue with our group presentations, as well as focus on the five types of claims. Please make sure that you are showing up excited and ready to engage in meaningful and purposefully learning.
Below is the proposed agenda for the week:
Common Core Standards: We are covering these standards throughout the first unit.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Assess how purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Essential Questions for the week:
Why do we argue?
What do we argue?
How do we argue?
Monday: No Class: Holiday.
Tuesday: Group review followed by group presentations, class discussion on presentations and induvial knowledge gained, and finally scenario journal writing assignment. Overview: OK, so arguments are everywhere. But why should students care? In this lesson, students begin to uncover the need for argumentation in their personal lives as well as the greater society. Outcomes: Students will be able to identify the role that argumentation plays in the 21st century citizen and the modern democracy.
Wednesday: Journal sharing from the day before, lecture: the 5 types of claims, class discussion and explanation of thought process, group activity, and journal assignment. Overview: Once students have identified the relevancy and importance of argumentation in their everyday lives, they will begin to explore what people argue. Their first lesson will be on the types of claims that people use and the role that verb tense plays in those claims. Outcomes: Students will understand and identify the five major types of claims. Students will understand and explain the relevancy of the three tenses in argumentation. Homework: Finish journal assignment.
Thursday: Sharing Claims from the night before, induvial practice: why do we argue, and practicing claims. Overview: Continued from yesterday: “Once students have identified the relevancy and importance of argumentation in their everyday lives, they will begin to explore what people argue. Their first lesson will be on the types of claims that people use and the role that verb tense plays in those claims.” Outcomes: Students will understand and identify the five major types of claims. Students will understand and explain the relevancy of the three tenses in argumentation. Homework: None
Friday: Quick review of types of claims, introduction to Toulmin’s Model of Argument, watch video on Toulmin, handout on Toulmin’s model, complete murder mystery assignment, and conclude with a class discussion. Overview: Once claims have been mastered, students look at Toulmin's method for developing those claims. Students will look at a variety of arguments from a variety of different mediums to begin to see Toulmin's Method at work.
Outcomes: Students will be able to identify and utilize the components of a simple argument. Homework: Picking an argument assignment.