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Curipod generated lesson: "Evaluating arguments". #8-10

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1. Word cloud
120 seconds
In a few words, can you tell me what is meant by 'evaluating arguments'? }
2. Slide
60 seconds
Understand the argument’s main point/claim. Identify evidence that supports the argument. Examine the logic used to draw conclusions from the evidence. Learning objective: RI.8.8: Evaluate author's arguments with evidence and reasoning.
Evaluating Arguments
3. Slide
60 seconds
Argument: a set of claims, some presented as reasons, intended to demonstrate that a particular conclusion is true. Inference: a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning Relevance: being closely connected or appropriate Irrelevant: not connected or off track Tone: attitude in a piece of writin Evaluation: the process of making judgments about the worth, importance, or quality of something.
4. Poll
60 seconds
What type of evidence can be used to evaluate an argument?
  • Facts
  • Opinions
  • Personal Experiences
  • All of the Above
5. Poll
60 seconds
When evaluating an argument, what should you consider?
  • The Logic of the Argument
  • The Strength of the Evidence
  • The Credibility of the Speaker
  • All of the Above
6. Poll
60 seconds
What is the goal of evaluating an argument?
  • To Strengthen the Argument
  • To Identify Weak Points
  • To Find Common Ground
  • To Prove a Point
7. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: What generalizations does the authro make about Americans? What reasons does the author give for these generalizations?
8. Open question
180 seconds
Work together in pairs: Do you think the author's argument will benefit the health of most people? Why or why not?

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