How is an argument structured?

Making a Claim

Work Time

Read the claim your teacher has chosen.

Your teacher will assign you one of the following categories.

  • Reasons this is correct,
  • Evidence that proves this is correct, or
  • Reasons someone might have for disagreeing with the claim.

Remember that reasons are statements explaining why your claim is correct or incorrect. Evidence includes the facts to support your claim.


With your group, brainstorm ideas for your category.

After you look over your classmates’ ideas, discuss with the class how these responses would work together if you were trying to convince someone.