ALEX Learning Activity Resources

ALEX Learning Activities  
   View Standards     Standard(s): [ELA2015] (12) 19 :
19 ) Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. [W.11-12.1]

a. Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim(s), establish the significance of the claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. [W.11-12.1a]

b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases. [W.11-12.1b]

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax 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.11-12.1c]

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.11-12.1d]

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. [W.11-12.1e]

Subject: English Language Arts (12)
Title: Double Stuffed Argument: Using the Oreo Method for Argument Writing

The Oreo Method of writing an argument essay helps students to develop an argument using textual evidence and commentary to support a claim.  This method also allows the student to develop a pattern for creating clear, vivid and precise writing.  This Learning Activity would be for any non-fiction text.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

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