Claims, evidence, interim conclusions, context. The elements of an argument can be tricky for young (or reluctant!) writers to understand. But this Tree of Reasoning activity is about to change all that...
This activity makes learning *visual* by likening the structure of a tree to the line of reasoning in an argument, and it encourages a hands-on, creative approach your students will appreciate! Your resource kit equips you with a colorful set of slides to introduce line of reasoning to your writers, a warm-up activity to launch their learning into action, and a student workbook for individual argument development + exploration.
This overview will provide you a general summary of the lesson, a potential timeline, and the list of resources included with this overall product. So grab it and go!
Start with this warm-up activity! It is perfect for students to practice the tree of reasoning (either in groups or as a class) before actually jumping into their own claims!