How is an argument structured?

Declaration Argument Structure

Work Time

Return to the Declaration of Independence.

Read it a second time, trying to break down the argument to follow its logic and structure.

As you read, use the following annotations.

  • Mark claims with black.
  • Mark reasons with green.
  • Mark evidence with blue.
  • Mark implied or explicit counterclaims orresponses to counterclaims with red.
  • Highlight any lines that you find particularly convincing.

You Have a Choice

Determine how you will approach the work: you can choose to work independently; work with a partner; work with a group; or confer with the teacher.