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Assessing the Evidence

English Language Arts, Grade 8

 
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Bias ~ an argument where all of the facts favor only one opinion Girls are better readers than boys. Personal Attack ~ a statement that attacks a person’s social, political, religious views, or a lifestyle choice You're a police officer so what would you know about fashion? Stereotyping ~ a generalized statement that describes a group which is usually offensive Those people living in the city are all poor. Opinion ~ a belief or judgment about something that isn't based on fact Watching football games is boring. Statistics/Data ~ numeric evidence that supports an argument Millions of people visit zoos each year. Primary Document ~ information that is a result of direct observation of an event or is created during the time period of an event In the Autobiography of Ann Frank, she described her life of hiding from the Nazis. Citation ~ a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work Bruchac (2005) describes, “The same Navaho language they tried to beat out of me when I was a child, was so important during World War Two” (p.3). Pros & Cons ~ the favorable and the unfavorable factors or reasons Smoking causes lung disease, however it can also calm nerves. Weak Arguments: Strong Arguments: COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4460 How do good readers assess the evidence an author uses for an argument?
Bias ~ Personal Attack ~ Stereotyping ~ Opinion ~ Statistics/Data ~ Primary Document ~ Citation ~ Pros &Cons ~ Weak Arguments: Strong Arguments: COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4460 Can you assess the evidence for an argument? Name of text: __________________________________________
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