Ch 14: 6th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter are designed to help 6th graders make excellent arguments in their writing. Your student can ask our instructors for additional help and clarification.

Argumentative Writing - Chapter Summary

Use these fast, fun video lessons to help your 6th grader with language arts or a class paper. Students learn how to craft solid arguments and avoid the logical mistakes that writers often make. They also get tips for structuring essays and using supporting details to strengthen conclusions. Multiple-choice quizzes after each lesson let students practice using the concepts they've learned.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Video Objective
Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence The lesson deconstructs arguments and explains how to build them.
Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources Students get tips for finding good sources.
Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article Students learn to pinpoint the reasoning in a work of writing.
How to Evaluate Reasoning This lesson explains methods and mistakes in reasoning.
How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity In this lesson, the instructor details what makes an effective and valid argument.
How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments Students learn to compare texts that disagree.
How to Write a Great Argument Students get tips for writing solid arguments.
How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay The lesson offers guidance for making an argument in essay form.

8 Lessons in Chapter 14: 6th Grade Language Arts: Argumentative Writing
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

1. Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence

To effectively write an argument, you need to know the four basic parts. In this lesson, you will learn the definitions of the four basic parts and why you need them in an argument.

Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

2. Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources

In the business world, any research material must have support that can provide validity and reliability. The support must be credible and have documentation to show that it is well-researched, professional, peer-reviewed and recent.

Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

3. Evaluating Reasoning in an Essay or Article

Being able to effectively evaluate reasoning can be helpful to you as you develop your own deductive and inductive reasoning skills and put those skills to work in persuasive essays. This lesson sheds some light on how to evaluate reasoning.

How to Evaluate Reasoning

4. How to Evaluate Reasoning

Evaluating reasoning in an essay or article is an important step in critical analysis. Being able to judge if something is reasonable whether or not you agree with the argument will be our learning focus for this video.

How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

5. How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity

In this lesson, we will learn how to analyze an argument. We will pay close attention to the parts of an argument and the questions we must ask about each of those parts in order to determine the argument's effectiveness and validity.

How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

6. How to Analyze Two Texts with Opposing Arguments

In this lesson, we'll discuss how to analyze two texts that present opposing arguments. We'll examine arguments based on varying evidence and on varying assumptions.

How to Write a Great Argument

7. How to Write a Great Argument

Many times our writing must not just be informative but it must also be persuasive. One of the best ways to be very persuasive is to use a great argument. Learn six steps you can follow to write a great argument.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

8. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

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