Evaluating Arguments & Specific Evidence


9.R.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific evidence in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced. This includes, but is not limited to, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing and knowledge of their qualities.

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The students will be able to recognize a narrative, persuasive and descriptive texts with their different elements. Also, be able to identify arguments with evidence from the text.

During the lesson, the student will be able:

  • develop a logical argument; 
  • identify specific claims in a text;
  • determine if claims are supported by relevant and sufficient evidence;
  • analyze an argument and give his/her point of view about it.

This lesson’s content is of high educational quality. It is designed with a model of a conceptualization, definitions, examples, practice exercises and test with different levels of complexity. In addition, it includes rubrics for an objective evaluation.


9 items in example section

28 items in exercise practice

22 items in test

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