3 California StandardReading Comprehension 8.2.2: Analyze text that uses proposition and support patterns.
4 proposition: an important claim or opinion that the author presents. Inputproposition: an important claim or opinion that the author presents.support: the information the author uses to back up this proposition.
5 Input Facts Statistics Examples Details Reasons Expert opinions The support helps the writer make his or her case. Support can take the form of…FactsStatisticsExamplesDetailsReasonsExpert opinionsAnecdotes
6 InputStrong Evidence for the opinion that: Sixteen-year-olds have the ability to make informed choices.A fact from a university about the comprehension abilities of a 16-year-0ld.A quote from an organization of school principals that what students learn in government courses enables them to make reasoned choices.An anecdote about 16-year-olds working for political candidates.An example of a 16-year-old student’s analysis of the last presidential election.
7 InputWeak Evidence for the opinion that: Sixteen-year-olds have the ability to make informed choices.A fact that 16-year-olds are allowed to drive in some states.A quote by a teacher about how smart 16- year-olds are.An anecdote about an adult who went to the voting booth and didn’t know who to vote for.An example of a 16-year-old student who can name all the American presidents.