Today you will be working within your team. Using the argumentative writing/speech rubric, you and your team will evaluate a few samples of claims and counterclaims (file is in your WH Drop folder). This will help you become more familiar with the assessment rubric, as well as see various ways to effectively write claims and counterclaims and see how the 2 are linked together to support the claim while also providing a more neutral tone in an argument as this will appeal to an audience or reader's logos.
Afterwards, you will begin working on drafting a claim and a counterclaim -- as well as other main parts of a potential argumentative speech in preparation for your team's upcoming debate.
Helpful Resources for Today's Class
HW: Finish drafting your argument outline; outline due @ beginning of next class
Be sure you have completed the outline that was dropped in your WH Drop folder. This is needed at the beginning of class as you will be reading/reviewing the outline of your team mates and deciding on which role each member of your team will play in the debate after Chinese New Year.
Please come to class prepared with your outlined argument.
Mrs. Stewart's Course
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