ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (9) 17 :
17 ) Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. [RI.9-10.8]

[ELA2015] (9) 20 :
20 ) Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. [W.9-10.1]

a. Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. [W.9-10.1a]

b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns. [W.9-10.1b]

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims. [W.9-10.1c]

d. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing. [W.9-10.1d]

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. [W.9-10.1e]

Subject: English Language Arts (9)
Title: Prove It! Is This a Myth?

This activity is designed to help students write an argumentative paragraph using textual evidence to support their claim. Through this activity students will be able to use a graphic organizer, Determining if a Myth is a Myth as they read two myths and analyze whether or not they meet the criteria of a myth. This activity can be used after the learning activity What Makes a Myth a Myth. Students will then use the information from the graphic organizer to complete an argumentative paragraph template. The final product will be a well-written argumentative paragraph.

This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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