Argument Graphic Organizer & Lesson Ideas
Link to Evaluating Argument Graphic Organizer: http://www.oops.bizland.com/eago.pdf
Teachers' use the Evaluating Argument Graphic Organizer to support
they delineate and evaluate claims made by the author or speaker
1.) Discuss and display a variety of text types
2.) Discuss and model how
to locate evidence and how much evidence is sufficient within a text
3.) Model how to determine the relevancy of
evidence within the text.
After highlighting critical features within text and demonstrating
using models, teachers provide time for guided practice using the
1) Students practice in pairs as they read short texts closely and
evaluate evidence and reasoning. Students highlight critical features
of texts and begin to complete graphic organizers in pairs.
2) Students work independently after working in pairs. The teacher
provides support via prompting, as needed. Students continue to
highlight critical features of texts and complete graphic organizers.
Possible Lesson Implementation:
Analyze the Abraham Lincoln's 1st and 2nd Inaugural
Address, Emancipation Proclamation, and Gettysburg Address using
the Librivox website which contain both spoken and written accounts.
Abraham Lincoln's First Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address
Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
of important dates in President Abraham Lincoln's life
graphic organizer can be used with middle and high school students. It
can be adapted according to students’ needs and abilities based
the complexity of the text chosen.
Connection to CCSS standard:
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas, RI.7-RI.9: Analyze accounts told
via different mediums for similarities; Delineate and evaluate argument
in specific textual claims, assess reasoning; Analyze themes and
concepts of seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary
Principles of the Universal Design for Learning Framework
Principle 1: To support recognition learning, provide
multiple, flexible methods of presentation
Principle 2: To support strategic learning, provide multiple, flexible methods of expression and apprenticeship.
Principle 3: To support affective learning, provide multiple, flexible options for engagement.Resources:
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