Lookin' for Evidence

One lesson in a series of lessons that lead students through effective arguments and good persuasive writing.  Uses an engaging topic for students. This lesson is one in a series of lessons about persuasion.  Engaging topic, excellent resources for classroom use, and ties to civics or social studies topics. In order to build arguments for their essays, students examine evidence about whether band t-shirts were disruptive at Ben’s school. Students think critically to filter out evidence for and against each position.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3003.3.1
Write in a variety of modes, with particular emphasis on persuasion, for different purposes and audiences.
CLE 3003.3.4
Revise documents to develop or support ideas more clearly, address potential objections, ensure effective transitions between paragraphs, and correct errors in...
CLE 3003.5.5
Analyze written and oral communication for persuasive devices.
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Learning objectives: 

The student will:           

  • Generate evidence in support of two positions by evaluating oral testimony and written exhibits.
  • Use a graphic organizer to organize the evidence.

Lesson Variations

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