Supporting Evidence: Powerpoint Lesson, Reading, and Activities (TEKS 7.11A)

Knowing how to identify the different types of supporting evidence not only allows students to analyze speeches, but also aides them in their own writing. The activities in this resource were designed to help middle school students (including ESL Newcomers) differentiate between quotes, facts, statistics, and examples.

This resource includes:

Lesson Guide: use this PowerPoint to walk your students through each step of the lesson.

Notes Page

Connections page: an activity that allows your students to connect the examples from the notes page with the definitions of each type of evidence.

Give One/Get One activity: Students pair up with several different classmates throughout the activity to identify different types of evidence.

Talking Head: Assess student knowledge with this activity that requires them to create their own examples of each type of evidence for a central argument of their choice.

Service Dogs Informational Text and Comprehension Questions: Two levels of the same policy speech are included, along with comprehension questions, to be used as a post-assessment.

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Created: Feb 4, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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