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AIM: How can we apply our knowledge of the argumentative essay to “Who Speaks for the Carriage Horses?” Do Now: Take out a notebook where you can take notes, and take out the article “Who Speaks for the Carriage Horses?”
What is an Argument? A genre of writing that requires the writer to investigate a topic; collect, generate, and evaluate evidence; and establish a position on the topic in a concise manner.
Structure of an Argument: Structure of an Argument: 1)Claim 2)Counterclaim 3)Position 4)Evidence 5)Rebuttal
Claim Your basic belief about a particular topic, issue, event, or idea that has occurred or is occurring.
Counterclaim A solid and reasonable argument that opposes or disagrees with your claim.
Position Your stance on the issue at hand. Which side do you support or most agree with? Which side do you least agree with or least support?
Evidence Your specific facts or specific verification used to support why your claim is true.
Rebuttal A written or verbal response to a counterclaim. The object of the rebuttal is to take into account the ideas presented in the counterclaim and explain why they aren’t persuasive enough, valid enough, or important enough to outweigh your own claim.
Working in GROUPS go through the “Who Speaks for the Carriage Horses?” article and find the claim, counterclaim, authors position, evidence supporting that position, and a rebuttal.
Homework : Write an outline for your own argumentative essay. Make sure it includes a CLAIM, COUNTERCLAIM, and 3 PIECES OF EVIDENCE