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]

[ELA2021] (9) 9 :
9. Compose both short and extended narrative, informative/explanatory, and argumentative writings that are clear and coherent, use an appropriate command of language, and demonstrate development, organization, style, and tone that are relevant to task, purpose, and audience.

Examples: paragraphs, constructed responses, essays

a. Write a memoir, narrative essay, or personal or fictional narrative to convey a series of events, establishing a clear purpose and using narrative techniques.

Examples: dialogue, pacing, description, reflection

b. Write explanations and expositions that incorporate evidence, using transitions and techniques that objectively introduce and develop topics.

Examples: relevant and sufficient facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations

c. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning, relevant and sufficient evidence, transitions, and a concluding statement or section that follows from the information presented.
Subject: English Language Arts (9), 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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