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Weighing the Evidence: Supporting Claims in Arguments

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Primary Type: Student Tutorial

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In this interactive tutorial, you'll study written arguments and look at four kinds of evidence that can be used to support an argumentative claim: facts, statistics, anecdotes, and expert quotations.


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General Information

Subject(s): English Language Arts
Grade Level(s): 6
Intended Audience: Students
Keywords: tutorial, Grade 6, ELA, claim, evidence, argument, facts, statistics, anecdote, expert quotation, argue
Instructional Component Type(s): Original Student Tutorial
Resource Collection: Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

Aligned Standards

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LAFS.6.RI.3.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

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