Arguments

NEW ACES+CCACEing the Common Core State Standards for writing arguments. The Common Core State Standards requires students (grades 6-12) to  “write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient information.”

The Basic ACES worksheet for Arguments is a tool for you to use with your students as they learn how to frame an argument.

Common Core State Standards for Writing Arguments*

Text types and Purpose: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Grades 6-8

  1. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, 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, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.
  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.

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects. (2012), Common Core State Standards Initiative. Retrieved from http://www.corestandards.org

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