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Evaluating arguments


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

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In a few words, can you tell me what is meant by 'evaluating arguments'?
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RI.8.8: Evaluate author's arguments with evidence and reasoning.
Learning objective:
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Arguments are statements or claims made to support a particular point of view. Evidence is the information that supports these arguments. When presenting an argument, it is important to have strong evidence that can be verified and proven true. This helps to convince others that your argument is valid and should be considered.
Arguments and Evidence
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Understand the argument’s main point/claim. Identify evidence that supports the argument. Examine the logic used to draw conclusions from the evidence.
Evaluating Arguments
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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. Evaluation: the process of making judgments about the worth, importance, or quality of something.
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Work together OR individually: What are three types of evidence that can be used to evaluate the validity of an argument?
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When evaluating an argument, consider the three types of evidence: anecdotal evidence (based on personal experiences), empirical evidence (based on objective facts and data), and logical evidence (based on reasoning and deduction). By examining these types of evidence, you can determine the validity of an argument.
Three Types of Evidence to Evaluate Argument Validity🤔
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10. Personalised Feedback
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How do your feelings about social media use in 8th grade compare to your feelings when you were in 6th grade?
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Write All The Arguments FOR an Age Requirement
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Write All The Arguments AGAINST an Age Requirement
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Which statement is a valid argument for why children younger than 13 should not be allowed to use social media?
  • Social media sites are too complicated for children to use.
  • Social media platforms collect information about users, and it's used for targeted advertising. Children are more vulnerable to the negative impact of targeted advertising.
  • Social media is valuable for children of all ages to connect with others and share information about their lives.
  • All of the Above
14. Personalised Feedback
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Take a Stand - Do you think there should or should not be age requirements for Social Media?
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What is the process of evaluating arguments called?
  • Reasoning
  • Debating
  • Analyzing
  • Interpreting
16. Drawings
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Sure! How about "Draw a monster made of fruits and veggies"?
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What type of evidence can be used to evaluate an argument?
  • Facts
  • Opinions
  • Personal Experiences
  • All of the Above
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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
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What is the goal of evaluating an argument?
  • To Strengthen the Argument
  • To Identify Weak Points
  • To Find Common Ground
  • To Prove a Point
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Which of the following is NOT a way to evaluate an argument?
  • Ignoring it
  • Comparing it to Other Arguments
  • Analyzing the Evidence
  • Cheering for it

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