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Essential Questions:
Writing 
How do writers support their positions?
Can you see in the article:

2 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  1. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.

  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 


Reading
How does the author develop their arguments? Find key arguments. Determine validity. Understand HOW the author built his argument through organization and use of precise details and facts.
6/7.4 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others
8.4  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. 

Materials:
Writing Journal
Junior Scholastic Online (see below)

Tasks:
Overview and login. Read the debate about Child Beauty Pageants to discover the arguments and claims.
Click here: Beauty Pageants http://junior.scholastic.com/issues/11_25_13/book#/14   Toss the Tiara page 14




Read and Highlight
Read the Yes. What are the arguments and supporting claims?  Highlight
Read the No. What are the arguments and supporting claims? Highlight

In your journal, answer:



Respond to prompts in Edmodo:
Go to Edmodo to this same question and add your answer. Read and reply to your classmates ideas.

Consider if the arguments are valid and true.


In Edmodo, answer this question:  How do writers support their positions?  Use examples from the article that tell how the authors supported their positions.




Vote

Go back to the article and click VOTE to cast your opinion.



Journal Argument
In your journal, use the facts and claims from the article to draft your opinion:
Should the US ban child beauty pageants?

Write like an author: use the same strategies we discussed to write your argument.









Compose your draft in KIDBLOGS when your journal response is written.





CCSS Standards

READING

SIX
6/7.4 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others
6.8Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
6.9 Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person). 



SEVEN

7.4 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
7.8 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims. 
7.9 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts. 

EIGHT
8.4  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. 

8.8 Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.

8.9. Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation. 


WRITING

ABC

Answer the Question

Back it up with evidence.

Conclude with main idea.


SIX

2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    1. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables),and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    2. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
    3. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    5. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented. 



SEVEN ABC

2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    1. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what
      is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

    2. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

    3. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

    5. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. 


EIGHT

2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

    1. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what
      is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

    2. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

    3. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

    5. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. 



ARGUMENT

SIX

  1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    1. Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.

    2. Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

    3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.

    4. Establish and maintain a formal style.

    5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented. 


SEVEN

1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  1. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.

  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.

  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 


EIGHT

1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

  1. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

  2. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

  3. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

  4. Establish and maintain a formal style.

  5. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

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