Bell Work: Obtain a copy of the argumentation vocabulary and their definitions (yellow), vocabulary template (blue) and examples of argumentation vocabulary (green), scissors, and glue.
1. As a class, read through the terms and their definitions. Discuss how these terms are similar, as well as how they differ from informational writing.
a. Argument: speaking or writing that expresses a position, or makes a claim, and supports it with reasons and evidence; while also taking into account other points of view
b. Claim: the writer’s position on an issue or problem
c. Qualifier: words like some, most, many, in general, usually, typically and so on
d. Reason: why the writer believes the claim he or she makes
e. Evidence: facts, statistics, etc. from the text to support the reasons (citation: providing the source information – author and title – for the evidence)
f. Warrant: statement that persuades the reader of the connection between the evidence and the claim
g. Elaboration: examples, explanations, etc. from the writer to support the reasons
h. Counterclaim: the opposition’s position (AKA counterargument)
i. Concession: acknowledging the opposition’s “unarguable” evidence or reason (the “gimme”)
j. Rebuttal: an argument against the opposition’s evidence or reasons
k. Call to Action:
i. Restates claim and specifically calls for action or urges for acceptance of claim
ii. Provides a general warning of the consequences of not following the claim
2. Glue (page 46) the vocabulary terms and their definitions (yellow) into your interactive notebook (left side).
3. Glue (page 47) the template into your notebook (right side).
4. Cut apart the examples and arrange them on the template with their corresponding terms.
6. When you have correctly matched the examples to the correct term, glue the examples onto the template.
Homework: Complete any unfinished work from class.