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1 Analyze Text That Uses Propositions and Support Patterns

2 Anticipatory Set

3 Reading Comprehension 8.2.2: Analyze text that uses proposition and support patterns.

4 proposition: an important claim or opinion that the author presents. support: the information the author uses to back up this proposition.

5  The support helps the writer make his or her case. Support can take the form of… Facts Statistics Examples Details Reasons Expert opinions Anecdotes

6  Strong 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  Weak 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.


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