3109984827_f5b0b290b0_oObjective: Understand the structure of an argument by diagramming the way arguments are built from claims, reasons and evidence.

  1. Pyramid of Persuasion (JF): Create a pyramidal mind map that shows how a claim is supported by reasons which are supported by evidence!
  2. The Pyramid of Pros (JF):  Search Newsela for an interesting article that includes “Pro”. (You should see many Pro/Con articles). <Read and Quiz!> Use a mind map to diagram the pro claim, the main reasons, and the supporting evidence!

 

Extend Your Understanding!

  1. The Pyramid of Cons (JF):  Search Newsela for an interesting article that includes “Con”. (You should see many Pro/Con articles). <Read and Quiz!> Use a mind map to diagram the CON claim, the main reasons, and the supporting evidence!
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