MAKING & EVALUATING CLAIMS Objective: SWBAT learn the three parts of an argument in order to convince others that your claims are true. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7Lu-R4EwQw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf7vYkX-WVs WHAT IS A CLAIM? A statement that is arguable and can be proven with evidence. WHAT IS THE MAIN CLAIM? IS THE CLAIM WELL-SUPPORTED? WHY OR WHY NOT? DO YOU ACCEPT THIS CLAIM? WHY OR WHY NOT? AL L ABOUT CLAIMS VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-tOeh8n8yQ Watch the video and take notes on the key information regarding claims. Some questions to consider: -What is a claim? -What are the qualities of a good claim? -What are the qualities of a bad claim? CLAIMS ABOUT YOURSELF ➤ We make claims everyday—about ourselves, about other people, about the world around us, etc. ➤ Take a moment and make three claims about yourself, relating to who you are and your identity. ➤ ➤ For example, your claims could start like this: ➤ I am a very… ➤ I am the best… ➤ I have the best… ➤ I am the worst… Miss Robinson’s Claim ➤ “I am a very bad soccer player.” PARTS OF A BASIC ARGUMENT MAKING A COHERENT ARGUMENT IS LIKE… …TAKING YOUR READER ON A ROLLER COASTER! 1. CLAIM Stating that your thoughts on something are true. Sitting them in the rollercoaster 2. EVIDENCE Giving a fact or example to support your claim. “For example” Putting on the safety straps 3. REASONING Connecting your evidence back to your claim and explaining how it supports it. “This example shows” Securing the straps; Checking that its secure! WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU SKIP A STEP? EVALUATING EXAMPLES Watch the following videos and take notes on the claims being made and the evidence/reasoning used to support them. At the end of each video, state whether or not you accept the claim being made and why. Don’t forget the roller coaster!!! ON MY BLOCK: RUDY TAL KING TO THE FOOTBAL L COACH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sLF8QIhT2w WHAT IS RUDY’S MAIN CLAIM?? WHAT IS RUDY’S EVIDENCE?? GIVE EXAMPLES. HOW DOES RUDY EXPLAIN HIS REASONING?? DO YOU ACCEPT HIS CLAIM? WHY/WHY NOT? PARKS & RECREATION: SODA SIZES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ish8NBunrQU WHAT IS THE SALESWOMAN’S MAIN CLAIM?? WHAT IS THE SALESWOMAN’S EVIDENCE?? GIVE EXAMPLES. HOW DOES THE SALESWOMAN EXPLAIN HER REASONING?? DO YOU ACCEPT HER CLAIM? WHY/WHY NOT? GRETA THORNBERG: CLIMATE CHANGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWsM9-_zrKo WHAT IS GRETA’S MAIN CLAIM?? WHAT IS GRETA’S EVIDENCE?? GIVE EXAMPLES. HOW DOES GRETA EXPLAIN HER REASONING?? DO YOU ACCEPT HER CLAIM? WHY/WHY NOT? CHECK FOR UNDERSTANDING Which of the three claims (that you just saw) do you think is the most legit/valid? WHY? HOW DO YOU KNOW? EXPLAIN YOUR REASONING. GUIDED PRACTICE ➤ Let’s choose a topic together and make a claim. ➤ As a class, we will work together to provide evidence and explain our reasoning in order to support our claim. ➤ Let’s try it!! ➤ Schools should allows students to use their cell phone during class. ➤ School should start later in the morning and end later in the afternoon. INDEPENDENT PRACTICE ➤ TODAY YOU WILL BE WORKING WITH ONE PARTNER!! ➤ FIRST FIVE MINUTES: ➤ ➤ Silently revise your identity claims to make sure that they can be supported thoroughly with evidence. TEN MINUTES: ➤ Take turns convincing your partner of your claims. ➤ As your partner presents and proves their claim, follow each step of the roller coaster that corresponds to the C-E-R format. ➤ If they skip a step, you may “fall” off the roller coaster—but you must tell them WHY! ➤ We will continue this until all of your individual claims have been proven. WRAP-UP ➤ Roller Coaster Presentations ➤ Come to the front with your partner and present your best claim. Make it fun!!! ➤ Audience Listening Task ➤ Be ready to evaluate each claim you hear. Did you hear evidence AND reasoning??? ➤ Homework ➤ Make Assignment sure you copy down your homework assignment—it’s due Wednesday!!!